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  Big-headed Stick Insect (Megacrania alpheus)





Big-headed Stick Insect | Megacrania alpheus photo
Megacrania alpheus, Itami City Museum of Insects, Hyogo, Japan

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INSECT FACTS

Identification
The Big-headed Stick Insect (Megacrania alpheus) is very similar to The Peppermint Stick Insect (Megacrania batesii) and is considered by some authorities to be the same species. It is a stocky phasmid with relatively large head and short cerci. They use only their front two pairs of legs for moving around. Both males and females have small wings and do not fly.

Size
Length: females - 10cm.



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Phasmatodea
Family:Phasmatidae
Genus:Megacrania
Species:alpheus
Common Name:Big-headed Stick Insect

Relatives in same Genus
  Peppermint Stick Insect (M. batesii)