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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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Stick insects are bred in captivity in the UK, but originate from hot tropical countries such as Australia, New Guinea, Malaysia, India, Thailand and Borneo.
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