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Stick Insect/Phasmid

Marmessoidea rosea

Description:

Pic #1 - eggs of Marmessoidea rosea Pic #2 - adult female Marmessoidea rosea Eggs of Phasmids are unique to each species and have the same general look within genus, this allows the possibility to identify eggs to species level or at least to genus level. Phasmids from the genus Marmessoidea lays their eggs in cluster, sometimes more than 20 and they are glued either on leafs, branches or tree trunks.

Habitat:

Tropical forest

Notes:

Sighting of eggs and adult female was on separate occasion.

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2 Comments

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 3 weeks ago

Not sure which you are referring to, but the white 'circular' line is the the border/edges of the operculum cap, which the nymph will hatch from. Not exactly sure how it is done, but the operculum cap is like a door, which it 'pushes' up a bit and hatched from there.

i_munasinghe
i_munasinghe 3 weeks ago

Those white colored lines across the eggs, are they a pattern on the surface or something inside being visible through the shell? So unique and fascinating!

AlbertKang
Spotted by
AlbertKang

Tanjung Bungah, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Spotted on Dec 30, 2020
Submitted on Dec 31, 2020

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