PETER MATULAVICH / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY PETER MATULAVICH / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Close up of female macleays spectre (Extatosoma tiaratum), sometimes called the giant prickly pear stick insect, featuring its multi-faceted eyes, thorned head and over-sized palps. These large insects can reach lengths of 20 cm and are indigenous to Australia and New Guinea. This adult female is covered with thorn-like spikes used for defense and camouflage.
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