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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Dragon Reptiles at Pugh's Garden Centre in Morganstown has posted an appeal on social media for people to take the stick insects after being overrun with more than 500 of the creatures.
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Mike Storey with stick insect BugWorld Experience general manager Jenny Dobson and Lord Mayor Mike Storey with the new Young Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Emily Heeney, left, and her sister, Eleanor