This newly hatched stick insect has the scientfic name Phryganistria heusii yentuensis, which is a bit of a mouthful, so it is often referred to as the giant Vietnamese stick insect and is considered to be the second largest species in the world.
The hatchling emerged from an egg in a batch that we recently collected from Bristol Zoo, hopefully over the next few weeks plenty more will emerge.
Feeding on bramble in just a few months this delicate looking baby will have grown to over 30cm in length.
This species was only identified by scientists in 2014 during a scientific survey in the forests of Vietnam and is generally considered the second longest species of stick insect.
If you like insects you may enjoy this link to a video our amazing leaf cutter ants.