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Wülfing's Stick Insect (female)

Acrophylla wuelfingi

Description:

Large phasmid measuring about 20cm from head to the tip of the abdomen; brown/grey cryptic colouration with some green on thorax's spiny protrusions; serrated ridges on legs, being most prominent on 1st pair; forewings are less than half the length of hindwings. Pictures #5, #6 are of what I believe to be a nymph. However, these were taken on a different occasion in the nearby Goldsborough Valley.

Habitat:

Tropical rainforest in far north Queensland in eastern Australia. The first four pictures were actually taken on a campsite in he town of Cairns.

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Felix Fleck
Spotted by
Felix Fleck

Cairns, QLD, Australia

Spotted on Nov 18, 2008
Submitted on Sep 3, 2016

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