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More Macro

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California Tortiseshell

Butterflies in February?? Well maybe down under but not usually in the northern reaches of ‘up over’. And perhaps the time of year explains why this tortiseshell looks a bit worse for wear.

Australian Walking Stick

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Australian walking stick

Female Australian walking stick (extatosoma tiaratum). To avoid predators this docile insect is camouflaged to look like leaves and if threatened, will curl its tail to mimic a scorpion. The one shown here, subject of the last post, is now back in her terrarium happy to munch on eucalyptus leaves.