Stick insect

Most stick insects, like this one, are perfectly camouflaged for life in the forest - they look just like a twig or leaves. However, some species such as the Peruvian fern insects are bright orange and black to warn predators that they taste bad.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
81/2003/1214
Category
Natural History
Collection Class
Arthropods
Collector Excavator
Gay, Major Arthur Bertie (from the collection of)
Common Name
stick insect
Simple Name
insect: stick insect

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PHASMIDA: PHASMATIDAE: stick insect