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    What's this bug then ?

    Proudly presented to me by the young lad from next door. Joy had never seen it before and I certainly haven't. Any body know what it is?




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    Well, it looks like a leaf so I looked up leaf-like insect and found this link. Gibbons will know for sure.

    leaf insect Research | Find leaf insect Articles | Encyclopedia.com: FREE Online Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Articles And Pictures!

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    Isn't that great?!? Leafy camo. I've seen this variety in the past but not sure the name. I'm sure one could easily locate Thai/SE Asian entomology sources. I've lived in the region a great portion of my life and still come across insects and odd creatures that I've never encountered.....the other day came across the biggest bladdy spider that could pass for an octopus {size/leg leg length}.
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    is it a leaf mantis?

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    ^ No mandibles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Gorgon
    ^ No mandibles.
    unless the boy removed them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin
    Isn't that great?!? Leafy camo. I
    Isn't it great! What camoflauge!!! Imagine trying to find that on your gardenia!

    Is that the plant it came from?

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    Mind if I throw in my own 'Whats this bug'?



    On our verandah in Ubon, just over a foot long. Note- only four legs, not six. No visible mandibles like a mantis.

    Weird creature- any idea what it is?

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    looks like a stick insect?

    can't help anymore, i'm not even certain?

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    Leaf Mantis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Mind if I throw in my own 'Whats this bug'?



    On our verandah in Ubon, just over a foot long. Note- only four legs, not six. No visible mandibles like a mantis.

    Weird creature- any idea what it is?
    I know that one (or a version thereof). Walking Stick.

    Walking Stick, Leaf Insect, Diapheromera femorata, Phasmatodea, Phasmida, Camouflage, Walkingstick, Facts, Information, About, News, Photos, Pictures, Magazine
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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Mind if I throw in my own 'Whats this bug'?



    On our verandah in Ubon, just over a foot long. Note- only four legs, not six. No visible mandibles like a mantis.

    Weird creature- any idea what it is?
    Yeah. We've had these in our area as well. Freaky things, aren't they?

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    This thread has possibilities....all the exotic, bizarre, and different creepy-crawlers that inhabit our lives here.

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    Rural Surin is a creepy crawley that inhabits TeakDoor!

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    yep to me the first one is a form of leaf cutting insect also no doubt carnivirous and the second is definatley a stick insect variation.... bloody great aren't they

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    Quote Originally Posted by jizzybloke View Post
    Rural Surin is a creepy crawley that inhabits TeakDoor!
    Thanks Jiz!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Gorgon
    I know that one (or a version thereof). Walking Stick.
    I'm pretty sure you are right Jet- a Stick Insect, as we call them. We see them a fair bit in Oz, but hadn't seen one anywhere near as big. I just Wiki'd it, and a stick insect exhibits a gentle rocking motion, which is exactly what that critter was doing. But I'm left baffled about it having four rather than six legs.

    Phasmatodea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    i said stick insect but do i get any recognition? oh no Jet gets a big pat on the back but Jizzy tries his best to help out and gets F all

    good jod i am not a whinger isn't it!

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    ^ Coz you said stick insect for the wrong fekin bug. Hey, not many of these guys say thanks. Probably all have me on ignore. Pity for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jizzybloke
    looks like a stick insect?
    Ok, big pat on the back and thanks jizzy. Happy now?

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    very, thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Gorgon
    Coz you said stick insect for the wrong fekin bug.
    No, he said it for the second bug 30 mins before your answer.

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    Phyllium Celebicum

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    ^^ yeah see, no idea for the first one (leaf nasty bugger?) but the second one i was right!

    thanks Noodles!

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    They are both types of Preying Mantis.

    The long stick insect one actually has six legs. The front two legs/arms are clasped together and outstretched.

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