Dryococelus australis, commonly known as the Lord Howe Island stick insect or tree lobster, is a species of stick insect which lives on the Lord Howe Island .

Dryococelus australis, commonly known as the Lord Howe Island stick insect or tree lobster, is a species of stick insect which lives on the Lord Howe Island .

Dryococelus australis. Once thought extinct,"Adam," "Eve," and Patrick, have repopulated the species.

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Dryococelus australis. Once thought extinct,"Adam," "Eve," and Patrick, have repopulated the species.

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. #insects #walkingsticks #awesome

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. #insects #walkingsticks #awesome

til the early 20th century, Dryococelus australis was plentiful on Lord Howe Island and was even used as fishing bait. A type of stick insect native to the island group, it displays some unusual traits when compared to similar species. For instance, the male and female insects pair off – behavior considered particularly uncommon among insects.

til the early 20th century, Dryococelus australis was plentiful on Lord Howe Island and was even used as fishing bait. A type of stick insect native to the island group, it displays some unusual traits when compared to similar species. For instance, the male and female insects pair off – behavior considered particularly uncommon among insects.

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.

it was that scientists assumed the stick insects would never be seen again. Then, however, a group of climbers stumbled upon the remains of a Dryococelus australis on Ball’s Pyramid. Moreover, this was some 44 years after the last known sighting of the insect, dead or alive.

it was that scientists assumed the stick insects would never be seen again. Then, however, a group of climbers stumbled upon the remains of a Dryococelus australis on Ball’s Pyramid. Moreover, this was some 44 years after the last known sighting of the insect, dead or alive.

netheless, by 1920 the insects had been declared extinct. Just two years earlier, a supply ship had run aground on the shores of Lord Howe Island, bringing with it a plague of black rats. And it hadn’t taken long for the rats to totally destroy the population of Dryococelus australis

netheless, by 1920 the insects had been declared extinct. Just two years earlier, a supply ship had run aground on the shores of Lord Howe Island, bringing with it a plague of black rats. And it hadn’t taken long for the rats to totally destroy the population of Dryococelus australis

earth-song:    Extinct For 80 Years: Giant Walking Stick Rediscovered    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.  [read more]

earth-song: Extinct For 80 Years: Giant Walking Stick Rediscovered 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. [read more]

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