Malayan Stick Insect, Lonchodes brevipes

This wingless stick insect is native to the tropical jungles of Malaysia, Southeast Asia and India. Males and females are sexually dimorphic meaning that they look different. Males have a smooth exoskeleton and are smaller and skinnier than the mottled brown females. This species, like some other walking sticks, can break off their own legs to help them escape from predators (known as autotomy) and they can regrow lost limbs with subsequent molts.

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