This enormous stick insect is an adult of a species known only by its scientific name, Phasma gigas. In the wild this species occurs on some of the islands of Indonesia including Sulawesi and the Maluku islands.
Females of this species are huge, measuring well over 30cm in length when measured from the tip of the abdomen to the end of their outstretched front legs. As well as being impressively large they are also very beautiful up close, as you can see below!
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