New Zealand Stick Insects (Phasmatodea)

A pictorial guide to help assist in New Zealand stick insects identification. Be mindful that although some species may look similar, there are differences in their location and egg morphology. Some are only found in certain localities.

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Edited by Morgane Merien, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

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  • 1. (c) Shaun Lee, some rights reserved (CC BY)
  • 2. (c) Leon Perrie, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), uploaded by Leon Perrie
  • 3. (c) Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa , some rights reserved (CC BY)
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