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Stick Insect

Stick Insect Trivia

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  1. The females of some stick insects species can lay unfertilised eggs that hatch into females, which in turn also lay unfertilised eggs!

  2. When disturbed, a phasmid may sway, imitating a dead leaf or stick swaying in the breeze.

  3. The Titan stick insect can grow to 25 cm long, while other species can grow even longer!

  4. There are more than 3000 stick insect species on earth.

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