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Movement of a Stick Insect. Movement of a Stick Insect. Scientific Name: Ctenomorpha chronus Other Common Names: Australian Stick Insect, Phasmid , Species documented: in 1833 by Gray.

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Movement of a stick insect

Movement of a Stick Insect


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Movement of a Stick Insect

  • Scientific Name: Ctenomorphachronus

  • Other Common Names: Australian Stick Insect, Phasmid,

  • Species documented: in 1833 by Gray.

  • Description: Resembling a eucalypt's twig, can grow up to 18cm in length. The males are slender and fully winged, and the females are much larger with blackish hind wings.

  • Habitat: Heath and woodlands, seemingly preferring coastal environments.

  • Found in: NSW,QLD,SA,VIC,

  • References/Bibliography: Gray, G.R. (1833). The Entomology of Australia in a Series of Monographs. Part 1. The monograph of the genus Phasma. London: Longman & Co. 28 pp. 8 pls



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Movement

  • Top left leg extends up to grab hold of surface.

  • Using the alternating 2nd and 3rd legs in a contra body movement before grabbing onto the surface to help pull the stick insect upwards.

  • The stick insect will then do the same movement with the alternating legs.

Movement of a Stick Insect


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