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Green Nymph

Heteropteryx dilatata

Notes:

Night time. Rain Forest. South of Thailand. Big size about 18- 20 cm long.

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MartinL
MartinL 7 years ago
Green Nymph
Heteropteryx dilatata Heteropteryx dilatata - Wikimedia Commons


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7 Comments

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 7 years ago

Cool spotting!

MicheleMorbidelli
MicheleMorbidelli 7 years ago

Thanks@leuba.
i'm pretty sure it's the same insect!. the brown one is the male.

MicheleMorbidelli
MicheleMorbidelli 7 years ago

Hello I spotted them many times during my night safary in the forest. They are pretty big with a bright green color.
Thanks for the interesting information.

MartinL
MartinL 7 years ago

Teriffic, Michele. This stick insect is actually mimicking a leaf and has very tiny non functional wings. The male is thin, brown and winged and can be seen in Leuba's link.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 7 years ago

have a look at this Michele, the head and mouth parts look a little like your insect's
http://www.flickr.com/photos/supervliegz...

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 7 years ago

interesting head and mouth parts -like a scoop! seems to have wing buds or reduced wings. A leaf insect nymph perhaps??

Cool looking insect!

MicheleMorbidelli
Spotted by
MicheleMorbidelli

Surat Thani, Thailand

Spotted on Mar 22, 2013
Submitted on Mar 22, 2013

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