astronomy-to-zoology:

Children’s Stick Insect (Tropidoderus childrenii)

….a species of stick insect that is native to Australia. Like most phasmids they feed elusively on plant material and seemingly have a preference for eucalyptus. Like several other species of stick insect female children’s stick insects are capable of reproducing parthogenically and eggs are typically laid in the ‘winter’ and will hatch in late summer.

Classification

Animalia-Arthropoda-Insecta-Phasmatodea-Phasmatidae-Tropidoderus-T. childrenii

Image: Arthur Chapman

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