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Indian Stick Insect

Observed: 1st July 2012 By: GarylGaryl’s reputation in InvertebratesGaryl’s reputation in InvertebratesGaryl’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Nick Upton's picture

British stick insects

I had no idea that escaped stick insects are managing to survive in southern Britain, but apparently so, until the next really cold winter at least: http://www.uksafari.com/stickinsects.htm

Nick Upton, naturalist and photographer.

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Indian Stick-insects

This species is often kept in schools and by children as pets. Being embarrassingly prolific, surplus insects are often discarded in gardens and hedgerows to 'fend for themselves'. C. morosus cannot survive even the mildest winter and all are doomed. There are several species of New Zealand phasmids which have become naturalised in SW England. See http://phasmid-study-group.org/content/Naturalised-British-Stick-Insects...

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Doomed Indian stick insects

Many thanks for your input on this Malcolm, and interesting to hear some tougher NZ species are naturalised in the SW.

Nick Upton, naturalist and photographer.