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White-crown Stick Insect

Description:

Try to spot the insect in the first photo first! This stick insect has amazing mimicry which makes it resemble a stick almost perfectly. Most people and animals would easily walk pass it without noticing it. Winged female. Quite large, tip to tip about 200mm!

Habitat:

Found camouflaging on a mossy tree trunk in a lowland primary rainforest.

Notes:

Spotted during a recent macro nightwalk trip with fellow PN member - Albert Kang.

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1 Comment

Machi
Machi 10 months ago

I wonder if these have any specific tree preferences, or if their camouflage and diet is adapted to a variety of trees.

ChunXingWong
Spotted by
ChunXingWong

Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Feb 24, 2022
Submitted on Feb 27, 2022

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