Walking sticks mating

 

Photo by Bob Thomas, Asa Wright Nature Centre, Trinidad, May 1997.

Photo by Bob Thomas, Asa Wright Nature Centre, Trinidad, May 1997.

Most naturalists have seen walking sticks of various species walking about with the smaller male on the larger female’s back.  These photos are of the actual transfer of a sperm packet during mating.  We just saw it happening in the same area in June 2012.

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