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Crown stick insect

Onchestus rentzi (male)


A thin delicate stick insect with tessellated wings( pic #5 ). This male also has bunny ears ( pic #3 )although smaller than his partner.


Native to Queensland, this specimen is captive bred and cannot survive outdoors in the Melbourne cold season.


This male of the previous spotting can be confirmed by 1/ large wings. 2/ bulge on last dorsal segment. 3/ longer antennae. 4/ thin body

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Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.80, Long: 145.28

Spotted on May 14, 2012
Submitted on May 14, 2012

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