Stick insect

Stick insect

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Credit: LAWRENCE LAWRY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Jungle nymph stick insect (Heteropteryx dilatata), or New Guinea walking stick. It feeds on vegetation at night, remaining immobile during the day. Its colouration and shape camouflage it in plants. The imitation of plants by animals is known as phytomimesis.

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Keywords: animal, camouflage, heteropteryx dilatata, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, jungle nymph, malaysia, malaysian, nature, new guinea, phytomimesis, stick insect, wildlife, zoology

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