Well guess who was given “The Complete Field Guide to Stick and Leaf Insects of Australia” by Paul D Brock and Jack W Hasenpusch? Its a wonderful book that we’ve both been enjoying; we’re also having lots of fun finding and trying to identify stick insects…so here’s hoping we’ve got the ID right on this one!
The first photo is a female Strong Stick-insect (Anchiale briareus) that I found in a Callistemon. I was walking past with my secateurs and decided that the bush needed a tip prune to prevent it becoming leggy – and there she was, beautifully camouflaged as part of the branch. Continue reading