Lord Howe Island Phasmid


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The Lord Howe Island Phasmid

The Lord Howe Island Phasmid was very plentiful back then, until people introduced black rats in 1918. The Lord Howe Island Phasmid was a food source to lobsters. Once they were threatened the main food source of lobsters was limited.

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A summary of the Story

The Lord Howe Island Phasmid was thought to be extinct in 1918. There was no record of seeing a Lord Howe Island Phasmid so it was declared extinct in 1960. In 2001 they were re-dicovered. But not on Lord Howe Island it was on a small vocanic rock called Balls Pyramid. They didn't know how it got there but there think the eggs were on birds and got into their nest and sooner than later they hatched.

What made them even more endangered?

It was the invasion of weeds, human disturbance and insect collectors.

World heritage

The Lord Howe Island is on the world heritage list since it has been partly distroyed by human disruption.