There are many kinds of walking sticks all over the world. Some are found in rain forests and some are found in forests with seasons like those in the U.S. and Canada.
They are found in leafy forests.
Thin, brownish-green with twig-like body and long, thin legs that makes them look like twigs. No wings, long antennae.
Blends well on trees making it hard to detect. Active at night.
They eat tree leaves. Can cause damage.
The stick insect egg or ova has a very characteristic form. It has a very hard and tough shell. There is a cap at one end, called a "capitulum," which the baby insect pushes off when it comes out of the egg case. In general, most stick insect eggs look like seeds. Some ants will even pick them up and keep them as if they are real seeds. Most stick insects just drop their eggs onto the ground.
Species: D. femorata
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