Meeting one of the world's rarest insects at Melbourne Zoo

Nephila Edulis

Feb 27, 2017
Went to the Melbourne zoo recently, they have started talks for several of the endangered species at the zoo (elephant, gorilla, etc). The talk I was most interested in was the lord Howe island stick insect presentation. They had two shed skeletons of the insects and a Petri dish with several hundred hatched eggs. Towards the middle of the presentation a live stick insect was brought out in a repurposed bird nesting box. The stick insects are long and thick, about a sling as my hand. I would definitely recommend this zoo to anybody interested n the stick insects.