Kalkadoon to Kermadec part 3 Lord Howe Island endemics.

To: Reid <>
Subject: Kalkadoon to Kermadec part 3 Lord Howe Island endemics.
From: Lawrie Conole <>
Date: Wed, 05 May 2004 08:31:47 +1000
Reid wrote:

Did you by any chance catch a sight of the world's rarest (reputedly)
insect, the Lord Howe Island Phasmid (Dryococelus australis)?

I believe these only survive on Ball's Pyramid offshore from LHI (at least until recently). I seem to recall hearing about some being captured for captive breeding and re-release on LHI. Aren't the currawongs going to love that .....

Lawrie Conole
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Ornithology & Terrestrial Ecology

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