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Friday, May 22, 2015

Photo Share: Walking Stick

There are over 3,000 species of stick insects, often called walking sticks, which range in size from a tiny half-inch-long to a formidable 13-inches-long. Many stick insects feign death to thwart predators, and some will shed the occasional limb to escape an enemy’s grasp. Little is known about stick insects, making it difficult to declare the vulnerability of their status in the wild.
Stick insects are among the best camouflaged of all creatures, with a body shape that mimics the branches of their home.
Source: http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/bugs/stick-insect/

Thank you Holly for sharing your interesting photo! If anyone else would like to share a photograph of nature send it to bloubird@gmail.com and I'll put it on the Friday Photo posts.

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