Can't imagine the fascination this brings!
Timema cristianae, a rather short and stout, plant-eating stick insect found exclusively in southwestern California’s Santa Ynez Mountains, has repeatedly evolved two ecotypes adapted to two different host plant species; making it an ideal model to study parallel speciation. Credit: Photo by M. Muschick.
Mature larva of Common Mapwing butterfly Cyrestis thyodamas, 網絲蛺蝶 / 石牆蝶 Nymphalidae: Cyrestinae 29 May 2012, HK Island east. (T) whole body side view; (Bottom left) rear end; (Bottom right) head with horns - Larvae food plants: Ficus species, notably F. microcarpa, F. superba var. japonica, F. variegata var. chlotocarpa