Animals of the world, Stick insect

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  • Found predominantly in the tropics and subtropics—although several species live in temperate regions
  • As its name suggests, the stick insect resembles the twigs among which it lives. They’re typically brown, black, or green, with stick-shaped bodies that help them blend in
  • They can be relatively large, ranging from 1.5 centimetres (0.6 in) to over 30 centimetres (12 in) in length
  • Stick insects are unusual among the insects in that they have the ability to regenerate legs and antennae.
  • They have an impressive visual system that allows them to perceive significant detail, even in dim conditions, which suits their typically nocturnal lifestyle
  • Stick insects thrive in forests and grasslands, where they feed on leaves
  • They are usually active after dark
  • When disturbed, stick insects will often fall to the ground and “play dead” for hours
  • Some stick insect species can reproduce without males
  • The lifespan of stick insects varies by species, but ranges from a few months to up to three years

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