Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Sticking out like a...

Stick insects outside of their natural environment, well, stick out a bit. Especially if you are bright yellow, on a manhole cover...

or bright green, on a 'clean up after your dog' poster.

Probably better to 'stick' to twigs and leaves...

By the way, they can fly. Yes. We gently nudged the yellow one out of pure concern for its safety (it was in the middle of the road) and its wings popped out. I wasn't hugely enthusiastic about this. It was a bit like cockroaches when you think they won't fly... and then they do.

I got the idea for this post from a blog I like called Oriental Sweetlips, specifically, this post.Thanks, Phil!

Some more beautiful bugs.

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