Walking Sticks – Phasmida Pictures & Bio

Stick insects are usually extremely elongated and twig-like in appearance. Sometimes this camouflage is taken a step further with the addition of leaf-like structures.

Ecuadorian Stick Insect (Bacteria spp.)
As their Greek name, Phasma suggests, stick insects are truly apparitions - masters of blending in with the foliage.
Ecuadorian Stick Insect (Pseudophasma spp.)
In addition to their foliage mimicking defensive strategies, some stick insects are also capable of spraying an irritating concoction from their thorax.
Ecuadorian Stick Insect (Oreophoetes spp.)
Most female stick insects lack wings and tend to be geographically localized.