Stick bugs are actually called Phasmatodea, also known as walking sticks that are called Wikijunior. They are usually found on bushes or small trees. They look like sticks to hide from birds and other predators.
They only eat at night and they eat stems and leaves of plants. Their sizes is from a inch long up to a foot long. WOW! When stick bugs are born they go through 3 stages of developement. Egg, Nymph and Adult. The female can lay up to 150 eggs that are camoflauged, (look like a brown seed), while being dropped one by one on the ground. Eggs hatch in the Spring as a nymph and resemble tiny adults. Sadly, their lifespan is only a season.
Did you know?
- that females can reproduce by themself but only produce other females
- stick bugs have the ability to regenerate lost limbs
- some walking stick bugs can squirt a fluid that will make potential predators temporarily blind