Is it a stick or is it two sticks?


I was in the garden the other day when I spotted this huge stick insect in one of the bushes. It is about 26 cms long or 10 1/2 inches in the old measurement.

Praying mantis

On closer inspection I found that there were actually two of them.

praying mantis 2The second one wasn’t quite as large. Apparently stick insects are good for the garden.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Northern Narratives says:

    That’s amazing. I have never seen any that long.

    1. suth2 says:

      I just thought the first one was a branch on the bush. The second one was easier to spot.

  2. sarasinart says:

    I liked your post but it’s hard to “like” a stick bug that long, lol. We call them Walking Sticks. Here in the US, 2″ is a very big one. Lucky they eat the bad bugs and don’t bite people!

    1. suth2 says:

      I have to admit I am not fond of insects at all but I was impressed by the size of these two.

  3. Wow, they’re monsters! Well spotted, their camouflage is incredible.

    1. suth2 says:

      We see small ones more frequently but these two were huge.

  4. Wow, What a great catch, I really had to look closely. They’re huge!

    1. suth2 says:

      Always plenty of insect life in Australia.

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