Leaf insect

By ColleenA
The Spiny leaf insect is a species of stick insect. They belong to a well camouflaged group of insects called phasmids. They appear more like dead leaves than sticks. They blend in well and are generally hard to spot. Their diet is fresh foliage. They are found in Northern New South Wales and QueenslandMany thanks for your votes comments and user awards all much appreciated
Monday is 43 deg C in Melbourne and other parts of Australia. The bush fires are out of control again. 30,000 holiday makers in Gippsland have been told to pack up and go home. A huge Music festival has also been cancelled. There is a chance that the Sydney fireworks will be cancelled due to high fire warnings

Tags: Wildlife and nature

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29 Dec 2019 8:33AM
Lovely capture, Colleen and great timing.

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29 Dec 2019 8:49AM
great capture.. mimicry is a way of life for many humans too
and again. so sorry about your wildfire disaster
29 Dec 2019 9:02AM
Great camouflage and great detail in the image.
Bush fires are something extremely terrible - We see every day in our news about them.

29 Dec 2019 9:04AM
Well captured.
PhilT2 Plus
10 531 31 England
29 Dec 2019 9:32AM
You did well to spot this Colleen. Excellent shot.
The world's climate has gone mad and it is difficult to realise the magnitude of the disaster from news reports. I hope you are in a safe location and that the rains come soon to all affected areas.
Nikonuser1 Plus
7 164 16 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2019 9:38AM
A great capture Colleen,SmileSmileSmile but so sad about the bush firesSadSad

Saastad Plus
1 16 5 Norway
29 Dec 2019 10:35AM
Fine shot!

29 Dec 2019 11:07AM
Excellent capture of this amazing insect Colleen
29 Dec 2019 12:19PM
Amazingly fascinating, Colleen.

JuBarney Plus
9 33 4 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2019 12:40PM
A splendid capture and well spotted.
mistere Plus
7 6 3 England
29 Dec 2019 1:47PM
Excellent shot Colleen.

LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2019 3:30PM
Splendid shot.

Bad news about the heatwave and the wildfires.
Irishkate Plus
9 42 118 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2019 8:49PM
Very well spotted!
Sorry to hear that the fires are still going.
I guess you are home again?
richmowil Plus
11 412 2 England
29 Dec 2019 9:32PM
Very nice image Colleen.
29 Dec 2019 10:04PM
Lovely capture Colleen

29 Dec 2019 10:29PM
A superb image and a fascinating commentary. I hope you are safe; we watch news reports of the fires on the TV on a daily basis and with a mounting sense of horror.
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2019 11:08PM
well spotted here Colleen
The fires there are so out of control
and sad to see ...wish we could send some rain over for you all
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2019 2:37AM
Absolutely beautiful and well camouflaged Colleen...
Isabel GrinGrin
31 Dec 2019 5:06AM
I thought they were tree climbing scorpions when I saw the thumbnail !
Very interesting insects ... stay safe and cool Dear Colleen . I hope you are with friends for new Years ..
Best Regards Walt

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