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Peppermint Stick Insect


Photo: Courtesy of Damon Ramsey

 Peppermint Stick Insect, Megacrania batesii

  • This is one of the most interesting and well-known insects in the Australian tropical rainforest.

  • This gorgeous animal is found only on Pandanus plants in coastal swamp and forest.

  • They can often be detected by the chewed leaves of the Pandanus plants on which they feed, and the large amount of insect poo (‘frass’) they leave.

  • They are usually slender animals that can be different shades of green, to almost blue.

  • Their common name derives from the fact that they smell of peppermint when disturbed, but don't lean in too close to smell them, or they may squirt you in the eye. Believe me.

Script: Courtesy of  Damon Ramsey BSc.(Zool) Biologist Guide


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