World's longest insect. Could it mean that insects are evolving into dinosaurs... mammals, primates..? Well?

World’s Longest Insect

World's longest insect. Could it mean that insects are evolving into dinosaurs... mammals, primates..? Well?

Nature never fails to amaze me. A stick insect, known as the Mossy Walking-stick (Trychopeplus laciniatus).

Nature never fails to amaze me. A stick insect, known as the Mossy Walking-stick (Trychopeplus laciniatus).

earth-song:    Extinct For 80 Years: Giant Walking Stick Rediscovered    Two Australian scientists, David Priddel and Nicholas Carlile have rediscovered Dryococelus australis, a giant walking stick, found on “Ball’s Pyramid.”  It was thought to have died out.  [read more]

earth-song: Extinct For 80 Years: Giant Walking Stick Rediscovered Two Australian scientists, David Priddel and Nicholas Carlile have rediscovered Dryococelus australis, a giant walking stick, found on “Ball’s Pyramid.” It was thought to have died out. [read more]

Jumping Horse-headed Grasshopper. Looks like a walking stick to me- that's what we called them. When my brother was a preschooler in the 70s, one stared him down in the backyard, and he screamed until Mom saved him.

Jumping Horse-headed Grasshopper. Looks like a walking stick to me- that's what we called them. When my brother was a preschooler in the 70s, one stared him down in the backyard, and he screamed until Mom saved him.

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