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Stick Insect, Phasmid

Phobaeticus serratipes


Nymph of Phasmid, Phobaeticus serratipes. Although still nymph, this one is already very long around 12 cm body length and from the picture, you can see the front legs is nearly as long as the body. Females are larger and can grow up to 30 cm body length and up to 55 cm together with front legs stretched!


Tropical forest


Up to year 2008, this specie was the longest Phasmid recorded in the world but another Phobaeticus specie was discovered and described in 2008; Phobaeticus chani from Borneo, holding the world record of 35.7 cm body length and 56.7 cm in total length with front legs stretched.

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Ipoh, Malaysia

Spotted on Oct 11, 2014
Submitted on Oct 24, 2014

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