Copyright © 2017 by Ali Bernie Buga-ay, all rights reserved. Walking Sticks (male & female): this photograph may not be used without permission.

These are Walking Stick Insects, male and female, are also called Stick Bugs, Stick Insects, Bug Sticks, Phasmids, Ghost Insects, and Leaf Insects. There are different variations of this insect and finding the specific names can be extremely difficult sometimes, so what I see online about the insects guides me in knowing and understanding this.

It is a terrible insect to look at the first time and it can really be strange touching it. As I thought it was a dangerous insect to hold, it was actually docile and just wanted to be left alone. The body is long, the legs are wiry and also long, and when you see the face, it looks like an alien in the movies.

I am just so happy to have seen it and touch it, and then captured some photographs to share to others. I am no expert in insects, but they are very interesting creatures.

Namtok Samlan National Park, Thailand
September 6, 2017
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