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Chan's Megastick

Phobaeticus chani

Notes:

Quite a huge stick insect found @ Telapa Buruk. There are 2 sticks insect here on the photo where 1 is larger than the other.

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Chan's megastick
Phobaeticus chani Phobaeticus chani


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24 Comments

rcontreras3191
rcontreras3191 8 years ago

Wow looks really cool

Smith Zoo
Smith Zoo 8 years ago

WOW!!!! Amazing!!!

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 8 years ago

Love it! ^^

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

Amazing!

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

Epic!!!

AshleyT
AshleyT 8 years ago

Wow, so big! Very neat spotting :)

JC_Forester
JC_Forester 8 years ago

Amazing spotting!

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 8 years ago

Wow .. That's giant one !!!

VictorsaurusSp
VictorsaurusSp 8 years ago

Is Phobaeticus chani described by CL Chan?

BrunoKneubühler
BrunoKneubühler 9 years ago

Phobaeticus chani is not known from Peninsular Malaysia, this one exists on Sabah (Borneo):
http://phasmida.speciesfile.org/Common/b...

As these photos were taken on Peninsular Malaysia, this must be Phobaeticus serratipes:
http://phasmida.speciesfile.org/Common/b...

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 9 years ago

That's the BEST thing I've seen all day. Great spotting! I agree with Argybee's sentiment - many phasmids pair up very early in their lives. I posted a species today from the United States that does this. Males feed and molt while clasping a female. It's quite the possessive strategy! :-)

AzriAzmi
AzriAzmi 10 years ago

ceherzog : hahaha, yes they were mating I guess. I was also surprised to see one as big as this one.
Sachin Zaveri & Argybee : Thank you !

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 years ago

@ ceherzog ... maybe not - some phasmids stay coupled for 70 or more days - might be a way of preventing other suitors having a chance

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 10 years ago

really B I G one,

ceherzog
ceherzog 10 years ago

I think you interrupted something, Azri. They look to be mating...male being the small one. What a nice spotting though...I didn't know they came that big!

AzriAzmi
AzriAzmi 10 years ago

Thank you StianWaaler !

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 10 years ago

Fantastic spotting Azri!

AzriAzmi
AzriAzmi 10 years ago

Thank you CindyBinghamKeiser and Leuba. And thank you Argybee for the ID, I appreciate it a lot !

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 10 years ago

Great spotting ! and what a difference in size -

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 10 years ago

W O W

AzriAzmi
AzriAzmi 10 years ago

Yes Argybee, I think the small / thin one is the male. :)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 years ago

small one is the male?

AzriAzmi
AzriAzmi 10 years ago

Thank you S Frazier !

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 10 years ago

Fantastic spotting!

AzriAzmi
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AzriAzmi

Malaysia

Spotted on Apr 15, 2010
Submitted on Jan 24, 2012

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