Now that’s one mighty big stick insect.
This 50cm gargantuan stick insect is one of the biggest phasmids in the world, but she’s only one of a handful of Ctenomorpha gargantua ever found…
(read more: Australian Geographic)
photo: Patrick Honan/Museum Victoria
bug of the day on Flickr.
This big stonefly showed up at the mercury vapor lamp at one of our moth nights out at Montague last summer. I believe it’s genus Acroneuria. You can see how insane it was at the sheet that night - I count 2 micro moths, 2 caddisflies, one weevil and one unknown insect photobombing the shot :-).
From July 2013.
Orange Tiger (Dryadula) phaetusa by zendman
Sometimes known as the “Red Megacerus” Megacerus discoidus is a species of bean ‘weevil’ (Bruchinae) that occurs in Eastern and Central North America. M. discoidus larvae inhabit and feed on Clystegia spp. Convollvulus arvensis, Iopmoea spp. and several other plants. Adult M. discoidus are commonly found on a myriad of plant species, and are typically parasitised by Uscana semifumipennis and Dinarmus spp.
Green Grass Pyrgomorph, likely Atractomorpha sp.
Near Cotter campground, Australian Capital Territory.
Panda Ant | unknown
Scarabaeid family by Edwin L. Wisherd
ready to jump by albydido