Eurycantha calcarata


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this cute beetle we had as pet – his name was Golem

The thorny devil color ranges from pale green to brown and resembles bark or rotten wood. Both sexes are wingless and armored with spines on body and legs. Exhibiting the sexual dimorphism of many similar insects (particularly other phasmids as well as mantises), males are small and thinner, less than 5 inches (11–12 cm) long while females are typically 6 inches (15 cm) in length. The male has enlarged hind leg femurs with a curved spine or thorn on the underneath side, large enough to be used as a fish hook in New Guinea. Females have a larger abdomen tipped with an ovipositor.

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