RANDOM SHOTS: The Philippine Giant Lichen Stick Insect – 10-inch harmless insect found in MisOr

What’s the largest insect you have seen in your life? Well, you may have not noticed it but the Philippine Giant Lichen Stick Insect (Pharnacia kalag) can be found in Misamis Oriental. Measuring ten (10) inches from head to abdomen, this harmless insect resembles a twig which makes it among the most efficient natural camouflage insects in the world. Check out these photos courtesy of wildlife photographer Melbert Baul.

Below are closer shots.

Isn’t it fascinating?

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