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Black-and-Red Stick Insect, Phasmid

Orthomeria kangi

Description:

This spotting is of several individuals of Phasmid from the same specie, all seen during a night hike. They are small in size, Adult Males (Pic #1) is around 4 cm and Adult Females (Pic #2) is around 5 cm. When newly hatched, they could be around 1 cm in size only and very thin like needle. Pic#6 is probably of 2nd Instar, a bit over 1 cm in length. Both Male & Female Adults have bright red wings but only the Males are able to fly. The Females are too heavy/big to fly with their small wings. In Pics #3, #4 & #5, tiny red wing buds can be seen.

Habitat:

Tropical forest

Notes:

Pic #1 - Adult Male Pic #2 - Adult Female Pic #3 - Sub-Adult Male Pic #4 - Probably 5th Instar Pic #5 - Probably 4th Instar Pic #6 - Probably 2nd Instar

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6 Comments

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 5 years ago

Thanks, @Lauren :)

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 5 years ago

Congrats on having a species named for you! Super!!!

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 5 years ago

Thanks, @Agnes :)

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 5 years ago

Thanks, @LaurenZarate.

This is a newly described Phasmid (03 Feb 2016) which I discovered in 2014 :)

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 5 years ago

Wonderful! So nice you have all stages.

AlbertKang
Spotted by
AlbertKang

Sablan, Cordillera Administrative Region, Philippines

Spotted on Sep 23, 2014
Submitted on Sep 25, 2014

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