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Stick Insect/Phasmid

Asceles tanarata amplior


Pic #1 shows a cluster of eggs Pic #2 shows a pair of Phasmid of the sub-species Asceles tanarata amplior pairing, and with 3 freshly laid eggs, pinned to the leaf. Phasmids from the genus Asceles lays their eggs by pinning them to leafs/substrates.


Tropical forest


There are 3 sub-species of Asceles tanarata : 1. Asceles tanarata tanarata from Cameron Highlands/Tana Rata, Malaysia 2. Asceles tanarata singapura from Singapore 3. Asceles tanarata amplior more widespread in Peninsular Malaysia

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AlbertKang 2 months ago

Eggs are usually 3-4 mm.
Species from this genus tends to lay eggs in cluster (or close to each other) of 2-5.

ChunXingWong 2 months ago

Seen quite a number of the phasmids but not the eggs. How big are the eggs?

AlbertKang 2 months ago

@Chun - Phasmids of this genus are pretty common at your location, do look out for them :D

ChunXingWong 2 months ago

Wow! These are really unique. Never seen any phasmid eggs like this yet.

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Tanjung Bungah, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Spotted on Nov 5, 2020
Submitted on Nov 9, 2020

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