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Titan Stick Insect


Titan Stick Insect
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Copyright: Ian Fegent (Fege) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 13] (46)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax K20D, Pentax 18-250
Exposure: f/11, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-16 18:45
Viewed: 4253
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Titan Stick Insect ( Acrophylla titan ) is one of the longest stick insects in Australia (22-27cm). This one was in my back yard and was 20cm long and would be a male as the females are smaller. The Titan does look like a stick, providing excellent camouflage when the insect is at rest in a tree. When they move they have a swaying motion like a twig moving in the wind. They usually rest with their front legs straight out in front of their body giving them a stick like appearance. Both males and females have two pairs of wings. Wings are brownish with purple underside. Males can fly quite well, but females have reduced wings and are incapable of flight.


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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-08-16 19:55]

Hi Ian
What a great shot of this fantastic insect!
Form are like a stick, you are lucky to shot this amazing creatures~!
Congratulation!
Horia

really beautiful creature. now becomming rare due to urbanization.

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