Saturday, February 18, 2012

Camouflage of the walking stick insect (Order of Phasmida) Sumatera Indonesia

This photo was taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. The twig without leaf at the left in photo above is not a real twig. It is a walking stick insect under order of  Phasmida that doing a camouflage resembling a twig to hide. The color of this insect is greyish brown. It has long and thin legs, and also long antennae. From the above photo, we can see that it is hanging upside using its front legs, while hiding its back legs so that the appearance really looks like a twig. Click to the photo above to have a larger view.

Well, if you still do not recognize where it is, so this is an easier pose.

Scientific classification:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta

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