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Onchestus rentzi (female)
Brown stocky stick insect with small brown wings and a curious pair of bunny ears.
From coastal queensland, these stick insects are likely to stay near the ground, avoiding the treetops. They mimic dead sticks rather than green leaves.
When startled, they can flash their wings, even producing a rustling sound, in an attempt to ward of a hungry predator (pic # 3). In the main pic, I have grabbed her abdomen to provoke this display. This specimen is not local my location. It is bred in captivity. The link shows two females and no males - I will post one shortly. Her egg is here, top left http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/819...