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Unique! Eggs of Phasmid/Stick Insect - Ovacephala parisae are rather unique and very different from other typical eggs of Phasmids with the &#039;frills/pinnae&#039; on all 4 sides of the eggs.  The egg itself is very tiny, around 1 x 3 mm in size and thickness of just 1 mm.  The &#039;friils/pinnae&#039; itself is rather unique with vein-like structures and the remaining part, translucent, this is hi-lighted in the picture using back-lit lighting.<br />
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This species are not often seen, probably spending more time higher up in the trees.  The eggs are dropped, usually on the leaf they are resting on (documented in previous observation).  The egg, being light and with the &#039;frills/pinnae&#039; can easily drift with the wind. Malaysia,Ovacephala parisae,Penang,Phasmatodea,Phasmid,Phasmida,Stick Insect Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Unique!

Eggs of Phasmid/Stick Insect - Ovacephala parisae are rather unique and very different from other typical eggs of Phasmids with the 'frills/pinnae' on all 4 sides of the eggs. The egg itself is very tiny, around 1 x 3 mm in size and thickness of just 1 mm. The 'friils/pinnae' itself is rather unique with vein-like structures and the remaining part, translucent, this is hi-lighted in the picture using back-lit lighting.

This species are not often seen, probably spending more time higher up in the trees. The eggs are dropped, usually on the leaf they are resting on (documented in previous observation). The egg, being light and with the 'frills/pinnae' can easily drift with the wind.

    comments (6)

  1. Love the lighting! Posted 9 months ago
    1. Thanks, Christine :) Posted 9 months ago
  2. Wonderful Albert Posted 9 months ago
    1. Thanks, Calbost Niel :) Posted 9 months ago
  3. Really neat! Posted 9 months ago
    1. Thanks, Lisa :) Posted 9 months ago

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Ovacephala parisae is a species of Phasmid from the Family Lonchodidae.

Similar species: Stick And Leaf Insects
Species identified by Albert Kang
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By Albert Kang

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Uploaded Dec 6, 2021. Captured Nov 24, 2021 20:05.
  • TG-6
  • f/4.9
  • 1/400s
  • ISO320
  • 18mm