Monday, October 15, 2012

Ironic


This "stick bug" on a stick is no mistake. These insects are so named for their effective camouflage among the woody plants where they feed. Their stick-shaped bodies help them to blend in as they perch on twigs and branches, which helps ward off predators. Did you know that these insects hold the record for the longest insect in the world? The longest stick bug measures 14 inches in length! 

4 comments:

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

So interesting, and a great picture too --

That corgi :) said...

You did great taking this picture! I didn't realize they could be that long with 14 inches!

betty

Tracy said...

Very photogenic bug. I didn't know they held a world record. interesting.

Jan n Jer said...

Wow..thats a long bug! They are fascinating to see...but creepy also!
Great shot!

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