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Chocolate Cookies! This are the eggs of Stick Insects, Phasmids.<br />
Not sure of what species but from the look, and they method it was laid (glued to leafs), its probably from the genus Neoclides. Eggs,Geotagged,Malaysia,Phasmid,Sarawak,Stick Insect,Summer Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Chocolate Cookies!

This are the eggs of Stick Insects, Phasmids.
Not sure of what species but from the look, and they method it was laid (glued to leafs), its probably from the genus Neoclides.

    comments (6)

  1. Fascinating how these eggs look, and per species so different. Posted 3 years ago
    1. Eggs of Phasmids are unique to each species and never the same between species.
      However, there are some similarity in the eggs i.e. shape, patterns, structure and method they are laid that makes them identifiable to the genus level, this is called, Ooth-taxanomy (or Taxanomy based on Eggs).

      Different methods of egg layings :
      - glued as in the above picture
      - thrown to the forest floor
      - flipped to the forest floor (the female has a 'scoop' structure on her end of abdomen which she uses to flip the eggs
      - drilled to leaf and/or substrate with a pin-like structure
      - drilled to substrate in bullet-shaped egg
      - buried in soils/substrate
      - and recently documented, laid in Ootheca, an egg case with many eggs inside, similar to Praying Mantis and Cockroach.
      Posted 3 years ago
      1. Somebody should make a photo list of them ;) Posted 3 years ago
  2. Amazing! Posted 8 months ago
    1. Thanks, Barry :) Posted 7 months ago

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Uploaded Sep 10, 2016. Captured Jul 9, 2015 16:31 in Unnamed Road, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  • NIKON D5200
  • f/22.0
  • 1/180s
  • ISO800
  • 200mm