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CHILDREN’S STICK INSECT - female, wings spreadTropidoderus childrenii©Craig from Sydney Australia
Children’s Stick Insect is a medium sized stick insect. Females are  larger and bulkier than males, and usually green, but can also be  pinkish or cream. The wings are yellowish with bright patches of yellow  and blue at the base. Males are slender and light reddish brown. Both  males and both the males and females have two pairs of wings. Males are  strong fliers, but females are too bulky to fly well. They rely on  camouflage to avoid predators. When threatened, Children’s Stick Insect  will spread its wings showing the yellow and blue markings. Nymphs have a  yellow stripe running along the length of the body. When at rest, the  nymphs will align themselves on the leaf so yellow stripe aligns with  the leaf midvein.”  Peter Miller’s website states the Children’s Stick Insect is also called a Yellow Winged Spectre. The Children’s Stick Insect feeds on the leaves of eucalyptus.
Fact Source: http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2010/01/06/childrens-stick-insect-from-australia/
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CHILDREN’S STICK INSECT - female, wings spread
Tropidoderus childrenii
©Craig from Sydney Australia

Children’s Stick Insect is a medium sized stick insect. Females are larger and bulkier than males, and usually green, but can also be pinkish or cream. The wings are yellowish with bright patches of yellow and blue at the base. Males are slender and light reddish brown. Both males and both the males and females have two pairs of wings. Males are strong fliers, but females are too bulky to fly well. They rely on camouflage to avoid predators. When threatened, Children’s Stick Insect will spread its wings showing the yellow and blue markings. Nymphs have a yellow stripe running along the length of the body. When at rest, the nymphs will align themselves on the leaf so yellow stripe aligns with the leaf midvein.”  Peter Miller’s website states the Children’s Stick Insect is also called a Yellow Winged Spectre. The Children’s Stick Insect feeds on the leaves of eucalyptus.

Fact Source:
http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2010/01/06/childrens-stick-insect-from-australia/

Other photos you may like:

Leaf-Mimicking Peacock Katydid - defensive posture

Tarantula Hawk Wasp

Spiny Flower Mantis Showing Display

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