Steve the Stick Insect

I am called a stick insect quite simply because I’m an insect that looks like a stick.

We vary quite a lot as we all like to disguise ourselves as different sticks depending on our diet. Some of us even move like sticks blowing in the wind to stay hidden while walking. All I eat is bramble leaves. Did you know the longest insects in the world are stick insects?

Steve the Stick Insect Picture

Class


Insect

Family


Phasmatodea

Food Group


Herbivore

Body Clock


Nocturnal

Life Span


In the wild: Up to 3 years

Body Weight


Up to 71 grams

Length


3cm to 30cm

Special Abilty


Has probably the most effective camouflage in the whole animal kingdom.