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Jungle nymph (Stick insect)

Heteropteryx dilatata

Notes:

This crazy creature does a flip to get into it's defensive pose. We saw it on a night walk in Koh Sok national park.

1 Species ID Suggestions

MartinL
MartinL 8 years ago
Jungle nymph (Stick insect)
Heteropteryx dilatata Heteropteryx dilatata


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7 Comments

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 8 years ago

Wow!!

harsuame
harsuame 8 years ago

Todo un futurista Wow

animaisfotos
animaisfotos 8 years ago

Beautiful capture. The series of photos really enhance this spotting. Thanks for sharing.

RachaelB
RachaelB 8 years ago

Thanks for the info martinl.

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 8 years ago

So great! Awesome!

MartinL
MartinL 8 years ago

A female stick insect possibly not quite adult yet. Common name is Malaysian jungle nymph. Never forms wings but the pro wings are usually a bit larger in adult female so I'm guessing she may molt agan. Males are skinny and brown with full sized wings, a typical stick mimic. They exhibit a large degree of sexual dimorphism. Therefore they are classified as stick insects and not leaf insects, even though she clearly mimics a leaf. They can be aggressive but cannot bite.

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Amazing!

RachaelB
Spotted by
RachaelB

Surat Thani, Thailand

Spotted on Jan 8, 2011
Submitted on Dec 22, 2011

Spotted for Mission

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