It was a case of mistaken identity for a group of Macleays spectre stick insects when they translocated to DZG from Edinburgh Zoo.
Presenters named the nine females all Sheila the species originates from Australia and were delighted with their progress.
However, eagle-eyed Presenter, Caroline Howard, suddenly realised one Sheila is actually a male, and promptly renamed him Bruce that’s him in all his glory pictured below and bottom.
Caroline explained: “Macleays spectre stick insects show dimorphism, which means they are clearly different; females are long with thick bodies and can’t fly, while males are smaller, thinner and have really long wings and are most accomplished fliers.”
She added: “Despite the surprise all nine are quite happy living together in the Discovery Centre, and Bruce is a very lucky stick insect to have eight Sheilas all to himself.”