stick insects part II ( with photos)

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stick insects part II ( with photos)

Postby katee » Thu Jul 10, 2008 9:36 pm

THERE BACK!

I posted on this subject nearly a year ago saying I had wild stick insects in my garden,

they have returned.

I'm sure nobody here believed me :roll:

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Postby subjecttocontract » Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:06 pm

How do you know that they are stick insects ?
Almost everything I say is tinged with irony !
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Postby katee » Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:09 pm

because they are insects that look like sticks............. :!:
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Postby Emulated » Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:21 pm

:D They are good. I would not have noticed them. You could give then names...i.e Twiggy...... :P
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Postby katee » Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:37 pm

they get to a fair size , the first photo is a young green one about 3 inches long and the adult brown one on my sleeve is a good 7 inches long.

does anyone else get them in thier gardens?
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Postby WILL*REMAIN*STRONG » Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:25 am

They are fabulous katee! :)
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Postby Janner 007 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:15 pm

They look like Acanthoxyla prasina.

If so they will be from New Zealand, you can normally tell from their accents, and arrived in cargo ships to this country about 100 years ago.

I guess that you live somewhere warm like Devon or Cornwall?
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Postby Janner 007 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:33 pm

There could be a number of varieties. More info and location maps:

http://phasmid-study-group.org/en/conte ... alcolm-Lee
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