CANON EOS 650D
Venezuelan Stick Insect
This is less than one week old, its is about 17mm just now,
These are a beautiful species and are currently 2nd to 4th instar.
The adults of this species are a dark brown colour have beautiful colourful small wings, females can grow upto 6cm long and males 4-5cm long.
These are feeding on honeysuckle and privet (Hedge), cut leaves or leaves already nibble on by adults are better as newly hatched nymphs can have trouble feeding on the hardened edges. Privet is readily available all year round in gardens and parks, and nymphs should be sprayed regularly for drinking