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Big Stick Insect by melvynyeo Big Stick Insect by melvynyeo
This stick is about 6 inches long (body only) and has green thorns!!!

Phasmids have cylindrical stick-like bodies, while others have a flattened, leaflike shape. The thorax is long in the winged species, since it houses the flight muscles, but is typically much shorter in the wingless forms. Where present, the first pair of wings are narrow and cornified, while the hind wings are broad, with straight longitudinal veins and multiple cross-veins. The body is often further modified to resemble vegetation, with ridges resembling leaf veins, bark-like tubercles, and other forms of camouflage. A few species, such as Carausius morosus, are even able to change their pigmentation to match their surroundings. Many species are wingless, or have reduced wings. The mouthparts project out from the head. Chewing mandibles are uniform across species. The legs are typically long and slender, and some species are capable of limb autotomy. They have long, slender antennae that are as long or longer than the length of the body in some species.

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Team-RazorBlade Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
WOW!!
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:iconjasongutierrez:
that's great!!! where did you took this pic? I would like to see more :D
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:iconmelvynyeo:
This was taken in Permai Rainforest resort. I found this just outside our cabin! :)
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Samanth406 Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Interesting!
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