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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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Giant "Tree Lobster" Forget about the bugs! Check out that man's eyebrows!!


Six-Legged Giant Finds Secret Hideaway, Hides For 80 Years

Lord Howe Island Stick Insect, also called a "tree lobster" : Howe Island walking sticks seem to pair off — an unusual insect behavior — and Jane Goodall remarked of "how they sleep at night, in pairs, the male with three of his legs protectively over the female beside him."


El Dryococelus australis copula con las hembras de su especie para después matarlas.

two of the coolest islands on earth; ball's pyramid in the foreground, with lord howe island on the horizon. a unique species of stick insect, believed to have been extinct for almost 100 years, was found living under a single myrtle shrub on this tiny island.

Green when young, and about the size of an adult human's hand when full-grown, Dryococelus australis is more commonly known as the Lord Howe Island stick insect, or the tree lobster.