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Spiny Stick Insect, Phasmid - Male

Haaniella dehaani


This Spiny Phasmid is from the Genus Haaniella. There are 2 speices of Haaniella that can be found in the same area i.e. Kubah National Park, the other being Haaniella grayii. H.dehaani is the smaller of the 2, nearly half the size of H.grayii. Both Males & Females have false wings. Like all Haaniella species, they have an aggressive defensive stand, when provoked, they can and use their hind legs which has big spines, to lashed out in defense.


Endemic to tropical forest in Sarawak, possibly around Kubah National Park & Mount Serapi


This specie of Haaniella could possibly be threatened, with less and less of them being sighted in Kubah National Park. The other species of Haaniella, Haaniella grayii can be found in more abundance in the same area.

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Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

Spotted on Nov 27, 2014
Submitted on Jan 7, 2015

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