BUG Love


balls pyramidI have followed this for a long time, as I am a fan of remote islands. These amazing insects were WIPED out by rats from a crashed English ship.They were gone. After 1920, there wasn’t a single sighting. By 1960, the Lord Howe stick insect, Dryococelus australis, it was presumed extinct. Somehow, wind/birds, they ended up on a sliver of rock known as “Ball’s Pyramid.”

Australia is now breeding them, hopefully to reintroduce them, and Jane Goodall visited. She noticed that even insects can “love?”, maybe.


Goodall says “Patrick showed me photos of how they sleep at night, in pairs, the male with three of his legs protectively over the female beside him.”Lord Howe stick insect



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