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Stick Insect, Phasmid - Nymph

Orthomeria sp


This is a Nymph of a Stick Insect of the genus Orthomeria. As it is still a Nymph, it is not possible to identify to the exact specie. However, as this specimen was found at a very remote area, there is a possibility this could be an undescribed specie. Like other species of Orthomerias, the new hatchlings behaves like an Ant. It moves around quite actively like an Ant, and when moving, it curls up its abdomen/tail to look more like an Ant than a Phasmid. This specimen is around 11-12mm in size, relatively small. Hope to return to the location in 2-3 months time to look for the adult of this specie.

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ChunXingWong 10 years ago

Hopefully I will :-)
For an ant-mimic, they really are large so I think I may not miss that.

AlbertKang 10 years ago

Great @Chun, hopefully you can find one that behaves like that too in Sabah :D

ChunXingWong 10 years ago

Great spotting.
I have heard about this before in a documentary film.
It's great to have one spotting on PN.

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Ilocos Norte, Philippines

Spotted on Feb 26, 2014
Submitted on Mar 1, 2014

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