Tag Archives: stick insects

Here’s lookin’ at you, kid

Summertime is insect and spider time. Most insects zoom or scuttle past fast with little chance of me getting a photo. Wasps are busy couriering paralysed and legless spiders (sometimes larger than they are) to their burrows, so their babies … Continue reading

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Romance among the roses

A couple of posts back, I mentioned the two female Macleay’s spectres (giant spiny stick insects, Extatosoma tiaratum tiaratum) in my rose bush. They’re still there and I enjoy trying to find them every day. I don’t always succeed first … Continue reading

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Another stick insect

Brigitte, who lives not far from me, saw my previous post on MacLeay’s spectre stick insects and sent me this photo, taken in 2005.                                 … Continue reading

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A different thorn on the roses

I am never pruning my rose bush again! I am an indifferent gardener, anyway – I see my garden as “habitat” rather than a garden, so don’t do much with it. That’s my excuse, and I’m sticking to it. 🙂 … Continue reading

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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. This one was about 19 cm from tail to top of head. Brisbane Insects says they are … Continue reading

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Tai chi with stick insect

I don’t practise tai chi, but it sure felt like it this morning when I was handling a stick insect a friend brought for me to see. She’s often out maintaining her plantings, and sees a lot of interesting insects. … Continue reading

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Phantastic phasmids

I’ve just spent a week on Lord Howe Island, about which I’ve posted before (here and here and here).  I’ll be posting about it a lot more as it is a naturalist’s paradise, and I took 800 photos, but to … Continue reading

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