Story: Stick insects



This newly emerged nymph of the common tea-tree stick insect is a tiny version of its parents. Many of New Zealand’s stick insect species have green nymphs, some with a dark red dorsal stripe. In contrast, the nymph of the bristly stick insect is brown with distinct white-banded legs.

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Steve Trewick, 'Stick insects - Mating and distribution', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 November 2021)

Story by Steve Trewick, published 24 Sep 2007