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In tribute to Simon.

By mikbee
A tribute to Simon here with his splendid lunch series he is uploading at the moment.
My humble contribution of the very rare Scottish long nosed horned stick insect getting ready to feed on some beech shrubbery.

They only mate once every ten years Simon and the whole process last no more than five seconds in total.However,I was lucky enough to witness a couple going hammer and tongs at it,but unfortunately I fear it is out of the shot here !!

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24 Jun 2014 10:55PM
Five seconds?
Blimey, as long as that, Mick?!!Wink

24 Jun 2014 11:05PM
I'll keep my eye out for the Welsh version on my walk tomorrow Mick SmileSmileSmile,
24 Jun 2014 11:08PM
GrinGrinGrinDidn't manage to see anything like this out today. You are funny Smile bet Simon will really appreciate this. Such an usual find
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2014 11:21PM
The West Yorkshire Stick Insect's mating rituals are a mite different. They mate biannually and it lasts a lot longer than five seconds, all of ten I am told, but they are a bit slow in West Yorkshire. Their offspring, known as Twiglets, are hunted ruthlessly and sold as snacks.

Great capture Mick.
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2014 11:23PM
Hmmm many pints was that??Wink
loving the follow on from other images here
makes for good reading will have to pop back tomorrow
gary_d 13 576 13 Wales
24 Jun 2014 11:32PM
Absolutely barkingSmileSmile but a great image Mick.

Irishkate Plus
10 45 121 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2014 12:13AM
This critter looks pretty much on his knees too - hope he gets some food soon.
Well spotted Mick - I've never managed to witness this rare event myself yet - must get out more!
Kate TongueTongueTongueTongue
gwynn56 9 88 England
25 Jun 2014 12:31AM
is it true that if they go too madly at it they combust Smile
ChiliMan 14 135 17 Singapore
25 Jun 2014 1:01AM
Cracking up over your write-up and Lynne's comment GrinGrinGrinGrin

Great shot too!

Well seen, Mick Smile

Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2014 1:20AM
Think this one's had it Mick, one position to many.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
25 Jun 2014 5:13AM
I think the whole ordeal petrified the poor creature. Too bad when he collapses that good shadow will disappear.
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
25 Jun 2014 5:49AM
GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin Carol
SimonFletch 7 3 2 Scotland
25 Jun 2014 6:03AM
I have to confess that I am sitting here with tears of laughter running down my cheeks, Mick...Smile
This is the first time you've had an Award from me, but by golly, it's well deserved...Grin
What an excellent p*** - take GrinGrinGrin

cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
25 Jun 2014 6:48AM
The Northern Irish breed do it on 12th July every year, but only when they have used to give out a severe battering!! WinkGrinGrinGrin
Nikonuser1 Plus
8 167 16 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2014 7:28AM
A stayer then MickWinkWinkWink, excellent capture, Smile

fentiger 20 920 24 England
25 Jun 2014 7:30AM
It appears things got a bit hot during the mating process Wink

woolybill1 Plus
14 38 78 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2014 7:34AM
It must be something to do with the shape, Mick: I expect it goes a long way to dowsing their ardour.
Not like you to miss the Significant Moment Wink
KingBee Plus
15 548 2 Scotland
25 Jun 2014 7:58AM
One of your best, Mick. Really, really clever and well observed.


mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.9k 2434 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2014 8:25AM
I'm glad you allowed the couple their privacy. If they only mate once every ten years you don't want to spoil the moment for them.
This one looks like the rejected suitor, sulking.
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
25 Jun 2014 12:09PM
A fine capture of this rare creature, Mick! Wink Once every ten years, eh...? Grin
Trev Smile
Joline Plus
15 35 59 United States
25 Jun 2014 12:54PM
Your humor never ceases to amaze.....I much prefer this to the real insects, though.
danbrann 16 640 17
25 Jun 2014 12:56PM
I saw something similar about to happen on our beach and then the female decide she had a headache and turned her back on the male. he is now a shadow of his former sef and to think he gave up watching the football...and for what....anther 10 bloody years of dreaming.

Very arty and exceptionally good.
Fefe Plus
9 57 36 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2014 1:00PM funnyGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
25 Jun 2014 2:36PM
reminding me of the Pennsylvania Barkbacks--

Well seen
and tagged...
SlowSong Plus
12 9.7k 30 England
25 Jun 2014 5:11PM
Sheesh! Was that it!
netta1234 9 382 2 Wales
25 Jun 2014 5:54PM
dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 778 England
25 Jun 2014 10:32PM
Amazing what you learn, and to know we have such wildlife in Scotland. They'll have to feature this on Springwatch.

26 Jun 2014 2:25AM

Quote:One of your best, Mick. Really, really clever and well observed.



Love it to bits..GrinGrinGrin

Lynette Grin
CaroleS Plus
11 442 3 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2014 8:42AM
Obviously too much inter-breeding has been going on hereGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2014 6:01PM
bobsblues 11 10 2 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2014 7:42AM
Superb Mick a little late in viewing but I put that down to my age and memory
digital_boi 15 3 6 Scotland
29 Jun 2014 1:29PM
yer nae fast enough laddie

JohnoP 16 2
29 Jun 2014 10:51PM

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