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Stick Insect (Phasmid species)

Kingdom:   Animalia
Phylum:     Arthropoda
Class:        Insecta
Superorder: Exopterygota
Order:        Phasmatodea
Species: Phasmid
Common names:  Stick insects, Walking sticks, Stick-bugs

The insects in the order Phasmatodea are insects. They are found world wide and range from 1.5 centimetres to over 30 centimetres in length.

Visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phasmatodea for details of anatomy, life cycle, defence mechanisms and behaviour.

Photo below is of a New Zealand phasmid