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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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Anyone who can give a good home to a stick insect - or two - should contact Mrs Grewcock on 01203 382530.
4-cm-long stick insect during a field inspection in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in 2014, breaking the record for length for all 807,625 insects discovered so far, according to the IMWC.
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Stick insects can't survive long-term in our cold climate.
But it's not just their appearance that keeps stick insects from being noticed by predators like birds and lizards.
Stick insects or walking sticks (Order Phasmida or Phasmatodeaf) are leaf-eating insects best known for their elaborate camouflage.
London, July 20 (ANI): A new genetic research has found that stick insects have lived for one million years without sex - a discovery which could help researchers understand how life without sex is possible.
While the monotony of the rounders and stick insects putting a ball in a basket can be priceless in the quest to reach the land of Nod, a late night can be made all the more worthwhile with the sight of a good tear-up in the ice hockey play-offs.
maybe ask her for a date or whatever it is that stick insects do.
Malaysian giant stick insect eggs are just 4mm wide but when the baby stick insects hatch they are already 70cm long.