Phasma Chrysoptera

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SPECIES  Phasma chrysoptera

ORIGIN   Madagascar

FRAME   28.5x15.5xD5cm. Made from recycled products.

DESCRIPTION  Phasmids ( stick insects ) are nocturnal there are around 150 species found in Australia. The longest Australian phasmid is the Titan Stick Insect (Acrophylla titan) which can grow to 25 cm long, the rarest is The Lord Howe Island Phasmid or Land Lobster (Dryococelus australis) which may be the rarest insect in the world, and possibly also the rarest invertebrate. They have fantastic camouflage looking like sticks on a tree and are sometimes difficult to locate when they are standing still on a bush or tree.