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A very large brown stick insect Although it has large carefully folded wings she cannot fly. Measuring 30 cm this is the second largest species in Australia.
This specimen is captive bred. They are native to Northern Queensland.
Known as the titan stick insect, wuelfingi's stick insect or the giant brown stick insect, there are six to eight Acrophylla species in Australia. This one featured here is Acrophylla wuelfingi and very similar to A. titan found further south. The ways to differentiate adult species is by the white blaze on the forewing shown in pic #3. and the short cerci. This does not occur in A. titan. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Pha...