Friday, 1 July 2011

Climbing the Walls

A 10cm stick insect scales the walls of an Otautau residence. 
Along with its woody colouring and branch-like arms, the 'thorny' protrusions on its back combine to make a perfect cloaking device. It can blend into any natural environment but on white roughcast, it stands out.

According to Te Ara - Stick Insects: Maori names include rō, whe and wairaka.

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