15 January 2020

The Entomology Club has successfully reared three Dryococelus australis, commonly known as the Lord Howe Island stick insect or tree lobster. This is a species of stick insect that lives on the Lord Howe Island group and was thought to be extinct by 1920, only to be rediscovered in 2001. This species can grow to 20cm in length and although they are herbivores are intimidating specimens due to their size and protective spines. This male is being handled by sixth former Thor Henriksen.

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