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heteropteryx dilatata. The alien-like head of a female Jungle N...
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Image #: DSC_8916-20001
Species: heteropteryx dilatata
Location: Gopeng, Perak
Description: The alien-like head of a female Jungle Nymph. When threatened, this phasmid raises up it's rear end like a scorpion, moves it's sharp spiked legs in a scissor-like motion and hisses to scare off intruders. Females are bright green while the much smaller males are reddish to brown.
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