Caption: Walkingstick egg case (Lopaphus caesius). Phasmids (stick or leaf insects) are typically either stick-like or leaf-like which provides them with excellent camouflage or mimicry. Note the operculum (cap) that comes off when the insect egg hatches.
Magnification*: x5
Type: SEM
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