Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Nanafushi: Stick Insect

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Displaying one of the best examples of the art of camouflage, the Stick Insect, known as nanafushi in Japanese, are usually difficult to spot.

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However, when they are crawling up your door they are much easier to see.

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There are 18 species of Stick Insect in Japan, and I have no idea which one this is.

5 comments:

  1. Wow - though strangely lovely, these insects really give me the heebie jeebies.

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  2. They may have a powerful bite or sting. Do you know?

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  3. as far as I know they are completely harmless

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  4. Amazing. I've never seen one that so completely resembled a stick!

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  5. Trés belle galerie...Amitiés - Nadine

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