Phabulous Phasmids

Observed at the Insect Zoo at the Natural History Museum, Washington D.C.–can you find the two members of Phobaeticus serratipes, the Giant Malaysian Stick Insect?

Phasmida

Each of them was about fourteen inches long–here’s an easier angle:

Phasmida

Don’t worry, they’re plant eaters….

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2 Responses to Phabulous Phasmids

  1. Kevskos says:

    When I took entomology we had to make a collection with insects from 18 Orders. I caught a stick insect, had it in a kill jar for several hours, and then pinned it. Several hours later I returned and it had walked off with the pin. Never found it and did not have that Order in my collection.

    They are tough critters.

  2. My sister came home one night and found a stick insect on her front door. She was so terrified, she sent me a text with a photo and asked me if they were dangerous!

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