Week 1st – 7th April 2013
Did you guess this weeks CAN YOU NAME THIS CREATURE?
These thorn-like protrusions on their backs act as a wonderful camouflage to prevent detection by predators. They also act as protective armour if attacked. These insects cut into the stem of the plant and feed on its sap. The females of most species cut into the bark to lay their eggs and often sit on their eggs to protect them. In some species there is even collaborative egg minding between females!
Another of nature’s wonderful creations!