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