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CHAN’S MEGASTICK (Phobaeticus chani )  -  ©mirrorimage-NL/iStockPhoto
Phobaeticus chani or Chan’s megastick is a species of stick insect. It is the longest insect in the world, with one specimen held in the Natural History Museum in London measuring 567 millimetres (22.3 in).
This measurement is however with the front legs fully extended. The  body itself still measures an impressive 357 millimetres (14.1 in). 
Some species can  produce a  pungent-smelling defensive spray, but these bugs are mostly  harmless and  are often kept as pets.
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.
Fact Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phobaeticus_chaniOther photos you may enjoy:
Satanic Leaf-tailed Gecko
Ball-Bearer Leafhopper
Titan Beetle

CHAN’S MEGASTICK (Phobaeticus chani )  -  ©mirrorimage-NL/iStockPhoto

  • Phobaeticus chani or Chan’s megastick is a species of stick insect. It is the longest insect in the world, with one specimen held in the Natural History Museum in London measuring 567 millimetres (22.3 in).
  • This measurement is however with the front legs fully extended. The body itself still measures an impressive 357 millimetres (14.1 in).
  • Some species can produce a pungent-smelling defensive spray, but these bugs are mostly harmless and are often kept as pets.
  • 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.

Fact Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phobaeticus_chani

Other photos you may enjoy:

Satanic Leaf-tailed Gecko

Ball-Bearer Leafhopper

Titan Beetle

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