Giant Walking Stick

Phobaeticus serratipes

The giant walking stick is one of the longest walking sticks. The adult female, with outstretched forelegs, spans over 15 inches! Worldwide, there are more than 2,500 closely related species, though some look more like leaves than sticks. Almost all use camouflage to fool insect-eating predators.

Fact File

where to see themWhere to see them: World of the Insect
life expectancyLife Expectancy: 4 months
ecological roleEcological Role: Herbivore
habitatHabitat: Tropical rainforest
dietDiet: Leaves