Did you know … Leaf insects
- can grow up to 20cm long! - are quite harmless despite their fierce looks, and rely more on camouflage than scare tactics
- have wings but only males can fly (because they are smaller than the females)
- can lay eggs without males around to fertilise them, and those babies (called nymphs ) all turn out female
- only eat leaves, preferably eucalyptus leaves!
… and we all scream for .. ICECREAM!
Especially for those delicious flavours by the Daintree Ice Cream Company, which is very conveniently just around the corner from the Daintree Discovery Centre! Make sure to stop there after visiting us to taste some of the best ice cream ever!
Green like peppermint and… smells like mint too!
The Peppermint Stick Insect grows up to 11cm long and got its name due to the fact that it will spray a minty 🍬
scent when threatened … it is exhausting for those little buggers though so try to not scare them please 😘
They spend all their time on the pandanus leaf and are only found along beach areas in Cape Tribulation, Innisfail and and Mission Beach!
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