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Stick insect

Description:

Most of the Stick Insect I get are huge (larger than my whole hand) and tan/brown this one is very tiny, 2 cm, and red/orange?

Habitat:

Gallery Forest. 900 Meters-3000 feet above sea level, next to Tanaca National Park, a Pasture , and in a Garden with Endemic trees, plants and flowers of Costa Rica.

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5 Comments

SarahWhitt
SarahWhitt 2 years ago

Hmmmm....I really have no idea either. But, his color is beautiful.....whatever the reason!! :)

The outside light was off then I turn it on... and it was there .....Perhaps in the dark the camouflage works....no idea???

SarahWhitt
SarahWhitt 2 years ago

I read where they become camoflage to their environment!!
The place he has “landed” on looks like a brownish-copper colored tile?
Perhaps, he has just changed his color to reflect that.....
Though, he is REALLY BRIGHT!! :)

Thank you, SarahWhitt. I do not know enough about them, so I do not know if that is the color they are when Juvenile...

SarahWhitt
SarahWhitt 2 years ago

What an interesting find!! The only ones I have ever seen were dark brown.

Alfaro, Provincia Alajuela, Costa Rica

Spotted on Feb 26, 2019
Submitted on Mar 4, 2019

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