Stick Insect

It was great to find this stick insect (nanafushi) today. I remember keeping them as pets when I was a kid in the UK – we had to buy them from an insect supplier – and now I live somewhere that has them in the wild! In fact, there are 18 species of stick insect in Japan, so I’m hoping to find some more in the future.

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Phasmatodea = Phasmida
Sipyloidea sipylus
Pink-winged stick insect = taiwan-tobi-nanafushi

Location: path near Hyoutan Pond (map)

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2 Responses to Stick Insect

  1. Ed Baker says:

    The Phasmid Study Group has a new website with lots of interesting information on phasmids (see link).

  2. Nigel says:

    Hi Ed,
    Thanks for the information about the Phasmid Study Group.
    To anyone else, the link to the group’s website is:
    http://phasmida.myspecies.info/
    All the best,
    Nigel

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