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Giant Spiny Stick Insect

Eurycantha calcarata

There are over 3,000 species of stick insect all belonging to the family ‘Phasmida’ meaning ‘phantom’ after their ability to resemble sticks or leaves and ‘disappear’ using their excellent camouflage.

measurements

Measurements

Size: Male – 12 cm, Female - 15cm
Weight: Around 15-20g

habitat

Habitat

These stick insects are found in the trees and shrubs of humid forests in Papua New Guinea, Australasia. They are extremely well camouflaged and blend in very well with their surroundings.

diet

Diet

These sticks insects are herbivores (eating only vegetation), and eat a variety of leaves in the wild.

behaviour

Breeding

After mating, 1 egg is laid by the female each day, which can add up to a thousand in a lifetime! Eggs are laid via the ovipositor, a long thin tube at the end of the body.

threat

Conservation

The numbers of spiny stick insects have not been evaluated by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), but they are not believed to be endangered in the wild.

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