Thorny Devil Stick Insect

Thorny Devil Stick Insect

Animal's Behavior

Stick insects are mainly nocturnal. During the day, they may hide, motionless, under plants and because of their superior camouflage; they can sit in the open and remain unseen.

Eating Habits

Leaves

Range

Tropics and subtropics

Animal Facts

  • Spiny devils are well named: the males have huge spines on their back legs. These built-in weapons help males defend themselves if attacked by other males or potential predators.

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Quick Facts

Scientific Name

Eurycantha calcarata

Classification

Animalia, Arthropoda, Insecta, Phasmatodea, Anareolatae, Phasmatidae, Eurycanthinae, Eurycantha calcarata

Place of Birth

Papua New Guinea

Size

5 inches

Color

Brownish

Lifespan

6 months

Conservation Status

Least Concern