Stick Insect

By Alan_Baseley  
This was pointed out to me at Glendurgan garden by one of the National Trust employees. Apparently they've been seen at he same spot in the garden for the last three years.
Knowing that there are no native Stick Insects I tried to identify this one and thought it was a Smooth Stick Insect, but according to the websites I was looking at these are only naturalised on the Scilly Isles.
I've reported the sighting so I should find out what species it is.
Typically I didn't have another lens with me so the image could be better.

PS The subject has been identified as an Unarmed Stick-insect (Acanthoxyla inermis). The species is a native of New Zeland probably finding it's way to England on imported New Zealand plants

Tags: National trust Stick insect Wildlife and nature Digital images Glendurgan Garden Alan Baseley 2019 Unarmed Stick-insect Acanthoxyla inermis

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Comments


TonyDy Plus
11 52 3 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2019 9:18AM
Great shot, Alan.
Tony
5 Sep 2019 9:46AM
Well spotted, a beautiful camouflaged insect!

Dave 🙂
Saastad Plus
1 16 15 Norway
5 Sep 2019 10:52AM
Very fine shot!

Arne
Irishkate Plus
10 42 118 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2019 11:19AM
I don';t know much about stick insects Alan - but a fine image (lens apart!).
KateGrin
5 Sep 2019 2:37PM
Really well captured Alan 😎😎😎
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
5 Sep 2019 3:01PM
Top class capture of this rather unusual creatute.
Ron
5 Sep 2019 4:27PM
An excellent capture of this well camouflaged creature, Alan.

RichardSmile
5 Sep 2019 5:48PM
Great and sharp capture.

Lory
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
5 Sep 2019 6:05PM
WAY COOL ! a walking stick-- what a great find!

Good shot of this insect with a difficult shape!
Stunning detailed close up, Alan.
5 Sep 2019 7:57PM
How amazing. Cathy
Itís years since Iíve seen one of theses
Superb

Carole

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