Once thought extinct, giant stick insects confirmed back from the dead
06Oct

The Lord Howe Island stick insect was once thought to be extinct, but genetic tests of ...

Extinction is permanent, but there are rare cases where creatures we thought had died out suddenly turn up alive and well. That’s the story of Lord Howe Island stick insects (or “tree lobster”), which went extinct on their native island in the 1920s and were apparently rediscovered elsewhere decades later. There were questions about whether the living insects were the same species, but now, genetic tests have confirmed that Lord Howe Island stick insects really are back from the dead.

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