Everything About Walkingstick

Walkingstick


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A picture of a Walkingstick
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Dorling Kindersley
Walkingstick, also stick insect, common name for insect so named because it closely resembles a twig of the plants on which most species of walkingsticks live.
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Dorling Kindersley
The insect's body is long and slender, the legs are also twiglike, and the wings are sometimes absent, sometimes rudimentary, and sometimes
A picture of a Cryptic Stick Insect (click to enlarge)
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leaflike. Walkingsticks are found mostly in tropical climates, where some species are known to grow to a length exceeding 30 cm (12 in).

Scientific classification: Walkingsticks belong to the order Phasmida.

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