Eye Spy a (phasmid) no, a mantis.

Stick insects or Phasmids are beautiful insects. This one was on our window yesterday. Here’s an interesting fact, amongst many, about Phasmids. Added for WPC Eye spy

“Reproduction Many female phasmids do not need to mate in order to produce fertile eggs. This form of reproduction is called parthenogenesis and all the eggs produced will hatch into females. If the females do mate with a male before producing eggs, the nymphs (babies) may be male or female.” http://australianmuseum.net.au/leaf-and-stick-insects-order-phasmatodea

Phasmids have nutted out how to get rid of us males. Something to ponder.stick insect 1stick insect 2

 

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