Caption: Juvenile female macleays spectre (Extatosoma tiaratum), sometimes called the giant prickly pear stick insect, rocks back and forth as it climbs branch. These large insects can reach lengths of 20 cm as adults and are indigenous to Australia and New Guinea. Juvenile often have a greenish tint and are covered with thorn-like spikes used for defense and camouflage.

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Keywords: animal, arthropod, biology, camouflage, close up, defence, defense, disguise, extatosoma tiaratum, giant prickly pear, insect, insecta, invertebrate, macleays spectre, macro, macroscopic, mimic, mimicry, phasmatodea, rain forest, rainforest, spectre, stick insect, tropical, tropics, walking stick, zoology

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Juvenile Macleays spectre

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