Walking Stick Insect

Walking Stick Insect

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Caption: Timema cristinae is a walking stick insect in the family Phasmatodea and is found in central California. This insect has been used as the best example of speciation through divergent adaptation to two different host plant communities. This process was described in a Nature Journal article of May, 2002.

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