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Walking Stick

Oct 14, 2014

As its name suggests, the curious-looking walking stick or “stick insect” resembles the twigs among which it lives, providing it with one of the most efficient natural camouflages on Earth.

It – and the equally inconspicuous “leaf insect” – comprises a 3,000-species order called Phasmida. The name of their order is derived from a Greek word appropriately meaning “apparition.”