Wanted: Walking stick By Alex Sanchez

Anatomy of a walking stick

Phasmatodea

It can be found in tree's, bushes, or grassland in these following countries...

Walking Sticks are herbivores that feed only during the night. They feed by using their Tarsus' to stabilize themselves and by using their jaw to break down food.

Walking stick's defend themselves by using their stick shape to camouflage into surrounding shrubbery. They can remain motionless for hours in an effort to deter their predators. Some will even sway to the motion of the branches as the wind passes. They can also create loud noises and unpleasant smells to deter predators (birds, small reptiles, rodents) as well as open the underside of their wing (which is brightly colored) to scare off animals.

Walking sticks are generally no problem to any creatures. The greatest harm they are capable of doing is eating all of the leaves from a tree. Even so this is only possible if there were a large group of walking sticks on one tree.

sources

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/insects/orthoptera/Indianwalkingstick.shtml

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/bugs/stick-insect/

https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Wikijunior:Bugs/Walking_Stick

Credits:

Created with images by aecole2010 - "walking sticks mating" • James St. John - "Diapheromera velii (prairie walking stick) (Castle Rock chalk badlands, south of Quinter, Kansas, USA) 3" • Brett_Hondow - "stick insect walking stick insect"

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