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I have pink wings This Coconut Stick Insect - Graeffea crouanii is the most common stick insect in Fiji and they are considered a pest, feeding on Coconut leafs and Palm leafs. Coconut Stick Insect,Fiji,Graeffea crouanii,Phasmatodea,Phasmid,Stick Insect Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

I have pink wings

This Coconut Stick Insect - Graeffea crouanii is the most common stick insect in Fiji and they are considered a pest, feeding on Coconut leafs and Palm leafs.

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  1. Beautiful shot! <3 You've captured it wonderfully! Posted 2 days ago
  2. Nice wings! Do they use them to jump?? Posted 2 days ago
    1. No, this are false wings, small and doesn't allows them to fly.
      They use it as defensive posture instead and they are also 'sprayers' from the glands behind their head.
      If you touch them, they may flips their wings and spray at you :D
      This is a male, the female has even smaller wings.
      Posted 2 days ago
      1. Ah! Interesting! Is the spray something irritant?? Posted 2 days ago
        1. It has a pungent smell. Could be irritating to the eyes if direct contact to it.
          In some extreme species, the sprays have been known to cause temporary blindness in humans, so I am sure to other animals, it is a big deterrent.
          Posted 2 days ago

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Graeffea crouanii, the Coconut Stick Insect, is a species of stick insect in the Graeffea genus.

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

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Uploaded Nov 10, 2018. Captured Sep 27, 2018 14:34.
  • TG-5
  • f/4.5
  • 1/100s
  • ISO200
  • 9.61mm