8 thoughts on “Thursday Taxonomic FAIL

  1. I found the original photo posted on Flickr several years ago. The photographer didn’t even know what it was at the time, although someone did leave comment months later that it was a mantis. I’m guessing the treehugger people somehow obtained the photo but didn’t do any follow up as far as the ID.

  2. Oh, that photo is marked creative commons–that’s probably exactly how they found it–with a search for free photos tagged “stick insect” ;p
    Interestingly, treehugger.com is owned by the Discovery Channel.

    Which…is not what I think of as hippie friendly ;p

  3. Me, too. One of my favorites.
    But 21 inches long? What’s it live on? Birds? Light aircraft?

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