Indian Stick Insect

Indian Stick Insect

Indian Stick Insect

Did You Know?

As the young stick insects grow, they regularly shed their exoskeleton, much like a tarantula.

All about Indian Stick Insect

Order:
Phasmatodia
Family:
Phasmatidae
Group:
Diapherodes
Lifespan:
1 to 1 1/2 years
Gestation:
Average of 5 eggs
Habitat:
Leafy forests
Diet:
Bramble and oak
Conservation Status:
Not Classified
Young:
Nymph

Fun Facts!

The Indian Stick Insect is still more often known by its scientific name, Diapherodes gigantea. Just like the Jungle Nymphs, the female is much larger and more colourful than the male, but is too heavy to fly. However, they can jump a surprising distance, which aids in their climbing and exploring!

They have no natural defences other than their camouflage, using it to blend into their surrounding to avoid predators. They're very good at it, so keep your eyes peeled!

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