Insectos palo apareándose, son muy difíciles de encontrarlos por su perfecta forma para camuflagearse con las ramitas de los arboles. Foto de Biol. Heberto Cruz Arias
Photo by Dana Cole, showing daughter Emerson Cole. Insects from the UC-Riverside graduate student outreach program. Often called an Australian stick insect, this species also goes by the interesting name of Macleay’s Spectre.
On a wall. In Vagueira, Portugal. I've seen pictures of all known Iberian species, but none seems to have such long antennae. Any help would be appreciated.
PS: after talking to some people, I believe this is Carausius morosus, an exotic species that has become naturalized in many parts of the world, including the UK. Although unusual, I'm not the first to report this species in Portugal.
棉桿竹節蟲 (學名：Sipyloidea sipylus)
參考 : http://www.nkps.tp.edu.tw/00033/discover/discover2-2-1.htm
《香港的竹節蟲》STICK INSECTS OF HONG KONG - 何維俊 July 2013 P.112-114
notice how this walking stick blends in with the plant
The Phasmatodea (sometimes called Phasmida or Phasmatoptera) are an order of insects, whose members are variously known as stick insects (in Europe and Australasia), walking sticks or stick-bugs (in the United States and Canada), phasmids, ghost insects and leaf insects (generally the family Phylliidae). The ordinal name is derived from the Ancient Greek φάσμα phasma, meaning an apparition or phantom, and refers to the resemblance of many species to sticks or leaves. Their natural camouflage can...