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Unidentified insect

This species was unlabelled in the vivarium for the strawberry[?] dart frogs in the Tropical Realm, so wondered if anybody could tell me what it is?

Unidentified insect
Javan Rhino, 26 Feb 2012
    • Javan Rhino
      This species was unlabelled in the vivarium for the strawberry[?] dart frogs in the Tropical Realm, so wondered if anybody could tell me what it is?
    • Chlidonias
      its a stick insect if that helps (I won't even attempt a specific ID)
    • DesertRhino150
      I've done a bit of reading around, and I think that this is almost certainly a young Oreophoetes peruana (Peruvian firestick).
    • Maguari
      Yep - that's the beastie. Very attractive little insects and one of the few phasmid species in culture to specialise in feeding on ferns. :)
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    Javan Rhino
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