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Titan Stick Insect

Acrophylla titan


Stick insects have three specialized filaments at the end of their abdomen that catches their poo and holds it so that they can fling it away like a catapult. This way predators cannot track them down by searching for their poo. Because they are so well camouflaged, it also means they can throw poo at people without anyone knowing who did it. Guardian: Josh Mitchell

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Cairns, QLD, Australia

Spotted on Jan 30, 2016
Submitted on Jan 30, 2016

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