Another titan

I’ve seen titan stick insects (Acrophylla titan) before, but it is always a thrill to see another one of these massive leaf-eating creatures.

Titan stick insect, Acrophylla titan

Titan stick insect, Acrophylla titan

This one was about 19 cm from tail to top of head.

Titan stick insect, Acrophylla titan

Titan_3Brisbane Insects says they are the longest insect in Australia, up to 30 cm. The Australian Museum gives details on the life and times, and gives a max. length of 25 cm. Pretty darned awesome.

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3 Responses to Another titan

  1. kath says:

    LOve stick insects.

  2. janebeau says:

    I don’t think we get them quite that big. Lovely beasts.

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