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Phasmatodeas

These Phasmatodeas were on the outside of my kitchen window for an entire day...The females are usually significantly larger than the males, may have evolved due to the fitness advantage accrued to males that can remain attached to the female, thereby blocking competitors, without severely impeding her movement.

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Bill Tiepelman
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These Phasmatodeas were on the outside of my kitchen window for an entire day...The females are usually significantly larger than the males, may have evolved due to the fitness advantage accrued to males that can remain attached to the female, thereby blocking competitors, without severely impeding her movement.