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.
Phasmatodea = Phasmida
Pink-winged stick insect = taiwan-tobi-nanafushi
Location: path near Hyoutan Pond (map)