Goliath Stick Insect (Eurycnema goliath)
1/7/2010 – The Goliath stick insect (Eurycnema goliath) is the second largest stick insect (after the Titan stick insect) in Australia, and though not as long, the insect has a heavier, sturdier build. Both sexes of the Goliath stick insect are apple green with hints of gold, purple, red and yellow. Colorful patterns on the underside of the wings of Goliaths are used as a defense tactic in order to ward off predators. The eggs of the Goliath stick insect look like seeds, so that common ants may take them underground, allowing them to hatch in safety.