Dryococelus australis, male

Dryococelus australis, male

The Lord Howe Island stick insect is a species of stick insect which lives on the Lord Howe Island Group. It was thought to be extinct by 1930, only to be rediscovered in 2001. It was extinct in its largest habitat, Lord Howe Island, and has been called "the rarest insect in the world", as the rediscovered population consisted of 24 individuals living on the small islet of Ball's Pyramid.

The Lord Howe Island stick insect is a species of stick insect which lives on the Lord Howe Island Group. It was thought to be extinct by 1930, only to be rediscovered in 2001. It was extinct in its largest habitat, Lord Howe Island, and has been called "the rarest insect in the world", as the rediscovered population consisted of 24 individuals living on the small islet of Ball's Pyramid.

Land Lobsters (Dryococelus australis). Gigantic stick insects. Found on Ball's Pyramid, Australia

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Land Lobsters (Dryococelus australis). Gigantic stick insects. Found on Ball's Pyramid, Australia

March 2012 -Two Australian scientists, David Priddel and Nicholas Carlile have rediscovered Dryococelus australis, a giant walking stick, found on “Ball’s Pyramid.”  It was thought to have died out. (pam says: how could they be "lost?" they are huge!!!!!)

March 2012 -Two Australian scientists, David Priddel and Nicholas Carlile have rediscovered Dryococelus australis, a giant walking stick, found on “Ball’s Pyramid.” It was thought to have died out. (pam says: how could they be "lost?" they are huge!!!!!)

Nymph, Dryococelus australis was thought to be extinct, following the accidental introduction of rats to Lord Howe Island in 1918, but has since been discovered on a small volcanic outcrop called Ball’s Pyramid.

Nymph, Dryococelus australis was thought to be extinct, following the accidental introduction of rats to Lord Howe Island in 1918, but has since been discovered on a small volcanic outcrop called Ball’s Pyramid.

The Lord Howe Island stick insect, Dryococelus australis, once believed to be extinct, was found living under a small shrub high up Ball's Pyramid in 2001.

The Lord Howe Island stick insect, Dryococelus australis, once believed to be extinct, was found living under a small shrub high up Ball's Pyramid in 2001.

Known colloquially as the Tree Lobster, the Lord Howe Island stick insect (Dryococelus australis) is native to the the Lord Howe Island Grou...

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Known colloquially as the Tree Lobster, the Lord Howe Island stick insect (Dryococelus australis) is native to the the Lord Howe Island Grou...

Un Géant que l'on pensait disparu a trouvé une cachette secrète sur un rocher au milieu de l'océan... Et il y est resté caché, pendant plus de 80 ans. Ce phasme géant, le Dryococelus australis, était appelé « homard terrestre » par les Européens, à cause de sa taille, de sa couleur et de son exosquelette composé d’une carapace dure, comme celle d’un homard. Il s’agissait du phasme le plus lourd du monde.

Un Géant que l'on pensait disparu a trouvé une cachette secrète sur un rocher au milieu de l'océan... Et il y est resté caché, pendant plus de 80 ans.

Un Géant que l'on pensait disparu a trouvé une cachette secrète sur un rocher au milieu de l'océan... Et il y est resté caché, pendant plus de 80 ans. Ce phasme géant, le Dryococelus australis, était appelé « homard terrestre » par les Européens, à cause de sa taille, de sa couleur et de son exosquelette composé d’une carapace dure, comme celle d’un homard. Il s’agissait du phasme le plus lourd du monde.

Giant walking sticks survive for 80 years on a rock.  Now they're making their comeback.

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Giant walking sticks survive for 80 years on a rock. Now they're making their comeback.

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