Saturday, March 05, 2011

Stick Insect

Today I was lucky enough to photograph a reasonably large Stick Insect.
They seemed fairly common when I was younger, not so now.
Perhaps I spent more time looking. :)
It was interesting to note the vertically arranged mouth parts, enabling easy shredding of leaves.
The plant being consumed is a Black Wattle 

Having never seen a Stick Insect feeding, this was a great photographic opportunity for me to capture one of natures more interesting and unusual forms in its day to day activities.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Add a comment to this post.