Bulbous Sulawesi Stick Insect Periphetes forcipatus

Bulbous Sulawesi Stick Insect
Bulbous Sulawesi Stick Insect
Bulbous Sulawesi Stick Insect
The Bulbous Sulawesi Stick Insect female is fat, green and looks similar to a Green Walking Bean but has a particularly bulbous rear segment when ready to lay eggs. She is some 10cm long. Shown above are the reddish brown or brown-green males which are thin and reach 8cm long. (Female in background, not in focus.) They are, of course, native to Indonesia's Sulawesi.