Stick Insects

Just as the name implies, they look like a stick, with legs. Entomologists are still working on grouping these animals. Many newly discovered species have not been formally described but there are about 3,000 species classified and the list is growing.

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Stick Insects

Are stick insects harmful to people?

No, they don't bite or anything!

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Does a stick insect have a backbone?

No. All insects are invertebrates... this means they have no back bone.

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Do stick insects die after having babies?

Yes... after they stop laying eggs it means they have three days left

to live before passing on.

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What are facts about stick insects?

There are many interesting facts about stick insects. Here are just a few:

  • "Stick Insect" is the common name for the family lol Phasmatodea. They are also known by many other names, such as, Walking Sticks (in the USA), Ghost Insects and Leaf Insects.
  • There are over 3,000 species that have been discovered and documented so far and they can be found all over the world, although the majority reside in the topics. Even though 3,000 have already been discovered there are thousands more waiting to be classified in both the wild and museums and many more that humans have never even set eyes on.
  • Stick Insects are extremely good at blending it to forest backgrounds. They are well known as looking like sticks and branches that are found on the trees around them, but they do not only mimic sticks. Many species resemble bark and leaves, sometimes so realistically that they can hardly been seen by the naked eye. Some species even resemble Lichen.
  • Some species are now considered endangered, but there is on species in Australia that is causing quite a stir. The Lord Howe Island Stick Insect was thought to be completely extinct in the wild, until a few years ago it was rediscovered on a rock, known as Ball's Pyramid. There is a large programme that is trying to boost the numbers in captivity, and they hope to increase numbers in the wild too.
  • Although sender in appearance, females of the order Heteropteryx Dilatata can weigh up to 65g, although when bred in captivity they generally don't exceed 50g.
  • The best known stick insects are the Indian Stick Insect (also known as the Laboratory Stick Insect). These can grow to around 10cm (4 inches). They are known to reproduce parthenogenically, a word that means an unfertilized egg is capable of hatching into a new individual. Males of this species are unrecorded, although gynandromorphs are quite common. Gynandromorph meaning having both male and female parts.
  • The word Phasmida (the order to which Stick insects belong) is derived from a Greek word meaning "apparition" and refers to the way in which they can camouflage so well they are hardly seen.
  • Stick Insects can range from 1.16cm to 32.8cm (0.46 inches to 12.9 inches) depending on the species.
  • The eggs of Stick insects are among the largest in the insect kingdom, with some reaching over eight millimetres long.

    There are many interesting facts about stick insects. Here are just a few:

  • "Stick Insect" is the common name for the family Phasmatodea. They are also known by many other names, such as, Walking Sticks (in the USA), Ghost Insects and Leaf Insects.
  • There are over 3,000 species that have been discovered and documented so far and they can be found all over the world, although the majority reside in the topics. Even though 3,000 have already been discovered there are thousands more waiting to be classified in both the wild and museums and many more that humans have never even set eyes on.
  • Stick Insects are extremely good at blending it to forest backgrounds. They are well known as looking like sticks and branches that are found on the trees around them, but they do not only mimic sticks. Many species resemble bark and leaves, sometimes so realistically that they can hardly been seen by the naked eye. Some species even resemble Lichen.
  • Some species are now considered endangered, but there is on species in Australia that is causing quite a stir. The Lord Howe Island Stick Insect was thought to be completely extinct in the wild, until a few years ago it was rediscovered on a rock, known as Ball's Pyramid. There is a large programme that is trying to boost the numbers in captivity, and they hope to increase numbers in the wild too.
  • Although sender in appearance, females of the order Heteropteryx Dilatata can weigh up to 65g, although when bred in captivity they generally don't exceed 50g.
  • The best known stick insects are the Indian Stick Insect (also known as the Laboratory Stick Insect). These can grow to around 10cm (4 inches). They are known to reproduce parthenogenically, a word that means an unfertilized egg is capable of hatching into a new individual. Males of this species are unrecorded, although gynandromorphs are quite common. Gynandromorph meaning having both male and female parts.
  • The word Phasmida (the order to which Stick insects belong) is derived from a Greek word meaning "apparition" and refers to the way in which they can camouflage so well they are hardly seen.
  • Stick Insects can range from 1.16cm to 32.8cm (0.46 inches to 12.9 inches) depending on the species.
  • The eggs of Stick insects are among the largest in the insect kingdom, with some reaching over eight millimetres long.

The largest stick insect is 193mm long.

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What insects has black body and when wings are lifted is red underneath?

muddauber or muddiver

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What do gigantea diapherodes stick insects eat?

Stick insects only eat leaves.

A UK website suggests eucalyptus, oak and hazel leaves, gathered as far away from traffic as possible.

Another site suggests bramble.

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Grasshoppers
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What type of birds do African stick insects eat?

African stick insects, like all stick insects are vegetarian. They only eat leaves.

(The water stick insect, or water scorpion, is a different family.)

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What is name of a bug that looks like a twig?

A stick insect.

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Native American History

What is an Indian talking Stick?

An Indian talking stick, is a tool used in council meetings.

See related link below..

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Care of Insects
Stick Insects

Do walking-stick insects hibernate?

No, they do not hibernate, mainly because stick insects live in warm and tropical climates where the temperature does not vary much throughout the year.

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What is the walking sticks prey?

Stick Insects are herbivores and feed exclusively on leaves. They don't hunt for other living creatures for sustenance.

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Name of insect that look like a twig?

An indian stick insect looks like a twig.

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Lacrosse
Weight and Mass
Stick Insects

How Much Does a Dolomite Lacrosse Stick Weigh?

The Crosse: The crosse (lacrosse stick) is made of wood, laminated wood or synthetic material, with a shaped net pocket at the end. The crosse must be an overall length of 40 - 42 inches for attackmen and midfielders, or 52 - 72 inches for defensemen. The head of the crosse must be 6.5 - 10 inches wide, except a goalie's crosse which may be 10 - 12 inches wide. The pocket of a crosse shall be deemed illegal if the top surface of a lacrosse ball, when placed in the head of the crosse, is below the bottom edge of the side wall. All of that makes me think that there is no considered "legal" weight for the crosse. Since there are different lengths then it would stand to reason that there are no rules regarding weight. Also, there are different materials of which it's made, and everyone wants the lightest weight strongest material they can get.

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Why do stick insects eat their own skins?

It is believed that stick insects eat their old shed skin to reabsorb extra nutrients, or possibly to remove any evidence from predators that might be nearby. Many animals do this, such as mammals eating the placenta just after giving birth.

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Do walking sticks insects bite or sting?

Nearly all stick insect species are harmless and are not toxic. None cat actually deliver a bite as all stick insects have evolved to nibble the edges of leaves, and none have stingers. However, the Two-Striped Walking Stick (Anisomorpha buprestoides) is said to have a defensive spray that can cause temporary blindness if caught in the eyes. Other stick insect species can also spray but have no harmful effects.

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Crickets (Insect)
Stick Insects

What is boll weevil?

The boll weevil is a beetle that has a drill like mouth that can drill into nuts and grains. this little thing will also be in cigars. If it doesn't drill into the grain, nut, etc it will excrete a acid that will soften the grain, nut, etc.This thing is extremely destructive to cotton plants.

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Animal Life
Stick Insects

Why are my stick insects feelers broken?

Your stick insects have probably been fighting. this is normal

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Ants
Stick Insects

What do cicada eat?

Adult cicadas do not eat solid foods but they do drink fluids to stop them from getting dehydrated.

Felix

of North East Victoria, Australia

cicadas dont eat or drink anything

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Wasps and Hornets
Flies
Stick Insects

How do insects protect themselves?

Insects can protect themselves in many ways. Here are some examples.

They can fly away: flies, ladybugs

They can hop away: crickets, grasshoppers

They can use camouflage to blend in with their surrounding: moths, grasshoppers

They can use their small size : they hide in small places their enemies can't go: ants

They can adapt: They can live in cold places or extremely hot places where they have few natural enemies; The midgefly and woolly caterpillar can survive in Antarctica.

They can bite and sting: earwigs, wasps and bees.

They can eat certain plants: The monarch butterfly eats milkweed as a caterpillar so the adult butterfly will taste bad to birds.

They have a hard exoskeleton to protect myself from being eaten: ladybugs, junebugs, beetles.

They curl up in a ball and play dead: ladybugs and sawbugs(potato beetle)

They protect each other: Ants give out a warning sent to other ants when in danger.

They live in groups: Ants and bees have guards at the door of the nest to keep enemies out.

They can even spray noxious fluid (Bombardier beetle) or lash out with sharp spikes (New Guinea Walking Stick).

they have warning colors-bees and wasps where yellow and black to warn off predators

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Do walking sticks sting or bite?

Yeah, they do bite. I grabbed one today accidentally while pulling a leek from the garden. It felt like a wasp stung me. I let go and saw a huge walking stick and noted later that it lost a leg when I grabbed it. It bit or stung or pinched, whatever it did, boy was I sore for awhile. I live in Missouri.

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Stick Insects

What do you think about stick insects?

Stick insects are nice for a couple of days but then the children got bored of them, also one of my youngest hates any kind of insect, we gave them on to a friend, and that was the last we heard of them, to me they are simple but when you clean them out every week it becomes boring and a hard job they are an outside creature and not a pet, but thats what i think anyway.

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What do phasmids eat?

Leaves

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Why do stick insects have long legs?

It depends on what stick insect you have got but most females have to Cary there eggs round inside of them and there wait plummets to the ground so they need long legs to keep there bodies higher of the ground if they go on the ground or not hope this answered your question

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Indonesia
Stick Insects

What is an Indonesian giant stick insect?

it is the biggest insect in the world holding a record at 33 cm long

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What do stick insects eggs look like?

the eggs laid by common Indian stick insects are small oval shapes

coloured brown about 2 mm small.

they should be kept dry and handled carefully if removing from the main tank

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