Phasmid Pictures

As a follow-up to my previous post, here are links to pictures of the phasmid species I saw at an arthropod exhibit. Most of these links will take you to Bugs in Cyberspace, an online store for insect hobbyists.

Note as you read more about insects that “nymph” also means an adolescent.

Jungle nymph (Heteropteryx dilatata)

Leaf insect (Phyllium bioculatum)

Vietnamese WalkingsticksVietnamese walkingsticks (Baculum extradentatum): Pictures of this species are common on the Internet, though they rarely show details. One photograph (at left) from the Butterfly Pavilion came out better than my others and as clearly as most I’ve seen online. I wonder how large of an area they roam in the wild, because most of the Pavilion’s walkingsticks were against the cage like these two.

Macleay’s spectre* (Extatosoma tiaratum)
*One of their many common names. A Wikipedia article contains more information on this species, if you’re interested.

Pink wing stick insect (Sipyloidea sipylus)

That’s it for now! If you’ve seen a phasmid in the wild, please comment on how you recognized it from its surroundings and whether you took pictures.

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