ⓘ Conlephasma

                                     

ⓘ Conlephasma

Conlephasma enigma is a wingless, ground-dwelling species of stick insect in the monotypic genus Conlephasma, and is found on Mount Halcon, on the Philippine island of Mindoro.

View in light colours, with men, with dark bluish-green head and legs, and bright orange body with blue-black triangular spots on the back. Females are less brightly colored. He sprays a smelly liquid from glands behind the head, to repel predators.

This view was specified when the entomologist Oskar Conle, showed Marco Gottardo and Philip Heller samples that were collected several years ago. They identified it as new to science and isolated it in a new genus, in an article published in the Compte Rendus of biology.