Baby Walking Sticks

close up of a green baby walking stick

Unlike the butterfly and moths we have at Reiman Gardens which go through complete metamorphoses (Holometabolism) our New Guinea Walking Sticks go through incomplete metamorphoses (Hemimetabolism), where the young nymphs resemble the adults only smaller. Shortly after receiving our New Guinea Walking Sticks the females began laying eggs. Well those eggs are now hatching and we now have cute baby walking sticks which will be on display from time to time in the center emergence chamber in front of the Butterfly Lab.

— Nathan Brockman, Curator of the Christina Reiman Gardens Butterfly Wing