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Five-legged Stick Insect | by PF T.J.
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Five-legged Stick Insect

Note the curled, right foreleg of this Stick Insect :p


Insects, like many other arthropods display a certain degree of restoration powers!


This stick insect is no exclusion. Stick insects often break off one of their legs as a distraction to threats (much like the lizards breaking off their tails). These legs will grow back the next time the stick insect moults, albeit at a shorter length.


However, the legs do not regenerate in old and adult stick insects (that no longer moults).


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Taken on October 18, 2014