By Randal Coombs


Hypnotic hyperlapse footage shows a stick insect moulting over 30 minutes.

Bug enthusiast Alastair Brown filmed his Macleays Spectre as it shed its skin, almost doubling in size in the process.

In their short lifetimes, the stick insects will moult six times, between every two and four weeks.

Alastair said: “I’m pretty good at spotting when one of my insects will moult and will often watch it happen.

“This time I decided to get a hyperlapse video on my phone.”