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I'm a Dragon! This is a male Phasmid of the species Diesbachia hellotis.  The male as full wings and capable of short flights.<br />
Membrane of the wings are pinkish/reddish with black markings.  He flashes his wings as false alarms.<br />
Fairly large Phasmid, highly spiny especially on the thorax.<br />
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Females of this species has small false wings. Picture of her can be seen here :<br />
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<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/44781/false_wings.html" title="False Wings"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2994/44781_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1509580810&Signature=xzK%2BCQJprnhlprHWE9haA7p9Mdw%3D" width="200" height="134" alt="False Wings This is a close-up of the female Phasmid, Diesbachia hellotis flashing her small/false wings in a defensive stand.<br />
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Picture of the whole insect can be seen here :<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/44780/stick_insect_phasmid_-_diesbachia_hellotis.html<br />
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Picture of male can be seen here :<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/50343/im_a_dragon.html<br />
 Diesbachia hellotis,Geotagged,Malaysia,Phasmid,Sarawak,Stick Insect,Summer" /></a></figure> Diesbachia hellotis,Geotagged,Kubah,Malaysia,Phasmid,Sarawak,Spring,Stick Insect Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

I'm a Dragon!

This is a male Phasmid of the species Diesbachia hellotis. The male as full wings and capable of short flights.
Membrane of the wings are pinkish/reddish with black markings. He flashes his wings as false alarms.
Fairly large Phasmid, highly spiny especially on the thorax.

Females of this species has small false wings. Picture of her can be seen here :

False Wings This is a close-up of the female Phasmid, Diesbachia hellotis flashing her small/false wings in a defensive stand.<br />
<br />
Picture of the whole insect can be seen here :<br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/44780/stick_insect_phasmid_-_diesbachia_hellotis.html<br />
<br />
Picture of male can be seen here :<br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/50343/im_a_dragon.html<br />
 Diesbachia hellotis,Geotagged,Malaysia,Phasmid,Sarawak,Stick Insect,Summer

    comments (8)

  1. Absolutely brilliant photo. Posted 4 months ago
    1. Thanks, Ernst :) Posted 4 months ago
  2. Fantastic, what a beast! Posted 4 months ago
    1. Thanks, Ferdy :) Posted 4 months ago
  3. What a beast, my first thought too! Great* Posted 4 months ago
    1. Thanks, RMFelix :) Posted 4 months ago
  4. Very nice shot. Great detail and angle. Posted 4 months ago
    1. Thanks, Stephen Philips :) Posted 4 months ago

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Diesbachia hellotis is a Phasmid from the family of Diapheromeridae.
The males of this genus has full wings whereas the females have much smaller false wings.
Both males and females have spiny thorax.

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

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Uploaded May 11, 2017. Captured Apr 21, 2017 11:34 in Jalan Ke Puncak Serapi, Petra Jaya, 93050 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  • TG-4
  • f/5.6
  • 1/160s
  • ISO200
  • 14.41mm