stick insect


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stick insect:

see walking stickwalking stick
or stick insect,
names applied to extremely longbodied, slow-moving, herbivorous insects, forming a single family in the order Phasmatodea. Walking sticks have green, gray, or brown bodies that closely resemble twigs or grass stems.
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stick insect

any of various mostly tropical insects of the family Phasmidae that have an elongated cylindrical body and long legs and resemble twigs: order Phasmida
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It's thought there are more than 100 stick insects feasting on rare, valuable and endangered plants and flowers.
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The UAE Insect Project, which has so far produced four volumes of Arthropod Fauna of the United Arab Emirates (van Harten 2008-2011), collected only a few specimens of stick insects, of which one male was identified by specialist Oskar Conle as being probably Clonaria dicranura (Uvarov, 1939) (van Harten, pers.
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