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Sunny Stick Insect, Phasmid

Sungaya inexpectata


This Phasmid is endemic to Luzon Island, Philippines and the only specie in its genus, Sungaya. Pic #1 - Male, around 5.5 cm Pic #2 - Female, around 8 cm


Tropical forest


This specie was described by Oliver Zompro of Germany back in 1996, discovered from a village called Sungay in Philippines, hence the genus name of Sungaya. As it was an unexpected discovery, Zompro named the specie - inexpectata!

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Benguet, Philippines

Spotted on Sep 23, 2014
Submitted on Oct 4, 2014

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