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what the devil is this thing?
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well?
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some walking stick
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>>2043245
wtf are those red things though?

and that curly ass, like it's some scorpion. never seen a walking stick shaped like that.
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>>2043241
>>2043249
Looks like it's trying to immitate a scorpion and scare predators away. The red coloring could be a warning as well, but I don't know exactly what kind of bug it is.
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>>2043241
KILL IT WITH FIRE!!!!!
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If I were to venture a guess, I'd say its a Peruphasma schultei
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>>2043249
Wings. They're for displays/warnings.
Probably is pretending to be an ant, a lot of walkingsticks do that because most animals completely ignore ants and dont eat them.
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>>2043277
>what is an anteater
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>>2043277
>Probably is pretending to be an ant
it's like 10x too big to do that
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>>2043280
>MOST

>>2043281
They're from peru, peru has some fucking enormous ants. It obviously isn't foolproof and is probably more effective for the young ones.
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>>2043260
>Peruphasma schultei
>Peruphasma schultei is a species of stick insect found in the Cordillera del Condor region of northern Peru. In the wild the insect feeds on Schinus plants, but will feed on privet and honeysuckle in captivity. In Peru they are only known to exist in a region of less than 5 hectares, but since their discovery they have become increasingly popular as pets worldwide due to their unusual colouration and they are now bred regularly in captivity.
>5 hectares
Jesus, talk about a tiny ecological niche.
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>>2043316
>5 hectares = 12 acres
damn
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These guys are pretty neat. I got to care for one over the summer for my school's entomology department. I would hazard OP's is a nymph as is common for stick insects to have a curled tail in the earlier stages.
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>>2043505
That's a really fat stick insect
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>>2043505
It has wings, it's an adult
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>>2043509
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>>2043316
wow, that's incredible. they look sorta cute when you get past the edgy coloration.
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That's such a confused appearance. It's like five different things at once.
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>>2043281

Stick insects start out the same size as ants. Typically the female throws the eggs on the ground and the ants bring them underground. So yeah, it's a thing.
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It's cute
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some kind of Minstrel Stick Insect

mammy mammy mammy
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>>2043686

Biology is both amazingly beautiful and absolutely disgusting at the same time.

I love it.
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>>2043313
>peru has some fucking enormous ants.
And bigger phasmids. You're wrong.
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