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Parectatosoma hystrix This stick insect is a young female (around 6cm) found during night walk in Ranomafana forest. She&#039;s recognized by the spines and her green eyes. <br />
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P. hystrix is also recognized by the number of rows of spines at the hinder extrimities of the terga (1st somite and abdominal somites). There is two rows in P. hystrix as you can see here instead of one in P. echinus (J. Wood-Mason description) Geotagged,Madagascar,Parectatosoma hystrix,Spring Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Parectatosoma hystrix

This stick insect is a young female (around 6cm) found during night walk in Ranomafana forest. She's recognized by the spines and her green eyes.

P. hystrix is also recognized by the number of rows of spines at the hinder extrimities of the terga (1st somite and abdominal somites). There is two rows in P. hystrix as you can see here instead of one in P. echinus (J. Wood-Mason description)

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  1. Incredibly awesome stick insect! Wow! Posted one month ago
    1. yes ! I really love this stick insect species. so impressive Posted one month ago
      1. Agree!! Posted one month ago
  2. Wow! Impressive! Posted one month ago
    1. ty Patomarazul ! Posted one month ago
  3. Absolutely amazing Unat Posted one month ago
    1. thanks a lot Calbost ! and you are not ready for the other female, she is around 10 cm Posted one month ago, modified one month ago
  4. Today's Facebook post:

    This incredible creature is a stick insect! This species (Parectatosoma hystrix) is about 6 cm in length, and is characterized by its red spikes and stunning, green eyes. It can be found in the forests of Madagascar, but is difficult to spot thanks to its natural camouflage! {Photo taken by Unat Kami in Madagascar} #JungleDragon #stickinsect #Parectatosomahystrix #Parectatosoma

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    Posted one month ago
    1. wow Christine I'm speechless.. thank you so much!!! it makes me proud of myself aha ! Posted one month ago
      1. Your welcome! Your contributions have been fantastic! Posted one month ago

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Parectatosoma hystrix is a stick insect in the family Anisacanthidae.

Similar species: Stick And Leaf Insects
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Unat Kami

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Uploaded Dec 4, 2021. Captured Nov 12, 2021 17:17 in PCXF+8Q Ranomafana, Madagascar.
  • Canon EOS 450D
  • f/7.1
  • 1/197s
  • ISO400
  • 48mm