Subject: Stick insect from Peru
Geographic location of the bug: Amazon rainforest in Peru
Time: 01:29 AM EDT
This is another stick insect, but this time I think it’s a mature specimen.
It was on august 2009, in Peru amazonia.
Can you help me to identify the species?
How you want your letter signed: Ferran Lizana
Hello again Ferran,
We found an image on Alamy of mating Stick Insects from Peru that looks exactly like your male Stick Insect, but alas, it is not identified by species. Based on this Insetologia image, this FlickR image and this BioDiversidade image, we believe it might be in the genus Paraphasma.
Thanks one more time, Daniel.
I can see that stick insects are very difficult to identify, so my thanks to you are strong this time.
I’ll send you more insects soon. 😉