Japan Walking Stick Insect -- Nanafushi ナナフシ
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Mar 30, 2012 7:00pm
Walking stick insects (Phasmatodea) are fascinating not only for their alien appearance but also for their behavior which includes rocking their bodies to appear as twigs moving in a gentle breeze. These insects are called Nanafushi ナナフシ in Japanese. This behavior may also be a clever trick to help the insect discriminate nearby objects from background clutter. Some species of stick insects are able to reproduce without males through a process called parthenogenesis. Some species of stick insect make excellent pets as they are easily reared in captivity. The red dots on this insect are a type of parasite called "Acarina". ---- Welcome to the the Real Japan Monsters blog. Bringing you high definition videos and photographs of some of Japan's most fascinating wildlife. Find us on YouTube at the following URL: www.youtube.com Please visit our blog at the following URL: realjapanmonsters.wordpress.com Follow us on Twitter twitter.com Interested in talking with others about Japan? Please visit our forum at: softypapa.net
Category: Bugs and Spiders
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