Subject: What is that bug?
Location: Thailan, Phuket
August 7, 2012 9:55 am
Found on my kitchen in Thailand
How big is this thing? It would be a really great Horror Movie monster. This insect is a Phasmid, a member of the insect order Phasmida, commonly called Stick Insects or Walkingsticks. Can you provide any additional details? We will do some additional research later today.
Thank you for fast response.
It was around 13 cm. And actually there was a pair of such things. I don’t know if you received picture in good quality, here it is again 🙂
Alexander “Ma” Maltsev
Hi again Alex,
We are not having any luck matching your image to any particular species in Thailand. We can tell you this individual has had some trauma in its life as it appears to be missing two legs.
Update: September 15, 2012
Thanks to a comment from Bruno, he believes that these are mating Phasmids in the genus Trachythorax. According to the Siam Insect Zoo, they are commonly called Oleander Walkingsticks.