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Ootheca This are Ootheca of Phasmid of the species Kalocorinnis wegneri.<br />
Usually, Phasmids lays their eggs by dropping them, burying them in soils/substrate, pinning them to leaf/branches or gluing them to leaf/branches but Phasmids from the tribe Korinnini seems to have evolved to lay their eggs in a cluster in the form of Ootheca, similar to Ootheca of Praying Mantis.<br />
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The laying of Ootheca by Phasmid was first documented by a Group of Taxanomists conducting an expedition in Vietnam, where they chance upon a Phasmid (likely new to science) in the final moments of laying her Ootheca.  Check out their video here :<br />
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Ootheca

This are Ootheca of Phasmid of the species Kalocorinnis wegneri.
Usually, Phasmids lays their eggs by dropping them, burying them in soils/substrate, pinning them to leaf/branches or gluing them to leaf/branches but Phasmids from the tribe Korinnini seems to have evolved to lay their eggs in a cluster in the form of Ootheca, similar to Ootheca of Praying Mantis.

The laying of Ootheca by Phasmid was first documented by a Group of Taxanomists conducting an expedition in Vietnam, where they chance upon a Phasmid (likely new to science) in the final moments of laying her Ootheca. Check out their video here :

    comments (4)

  1. Absolutely fascinating, I've never seen anything like it, this post is golden. Posted one month ago
    1. Thanks Ferdy, its much easier to find the Ootheca than the adults, since the Ootheca doesn't moves :D Posted one month ago
  2. So incredible! What a great find, Albert!! Posted one month ago
    1. Thanks, Christine :) Posted one month ago

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Kalocorinnis wegneri is a species of Stick Insect/Phasmid from the family of Prisopodidae.

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

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Uploaded Feb 19, 2020. Captured Feb 5, 2020 19:45.
  • TG-6
  • f/18.0
  • 1/500s
  • ISO800
  • 18mm