Giant Thorny Stick Insect Trachyaretaon brueckneri

Giant Thorny Stick Insect
Giant Thorny Stick Insect
Giant Thorny Stick Insect
The Giant Thorny Stick Insect is native to the Philippines. The larger female is up to 15cm long and the narrower, smaller, more stick-like male is some 7-10cm long. Like some other stick insects, males will fight over females and when they become a couple the male will stay on or near the female's back for the rest of his 12-18 month lifespan.
Giant Thorny Stick Insect
Giant Thorny Stick Insect
They eat leaves (eucalyptus, bramble, privet). When disturbed, they curl their tails up to resemble scorpions.