• Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Order: Phasmatodea
  • Family: Phasmatidae
  • Genus: Medauroidea
  • Species: M. extradentata
  • Walkingsticks are found across the globe and range in size from a couple of inches to a couple of feet.
  • To avoid detection, Walkingsticks will often sway to mimic a breeze.
  • Walkingsticks reproduce through parthenogenesis, meaning males are not needed.  Females lay eggs that mature into clones of the original female.
  • A Walkingstick will often play dead, falling into the leaf litter below, causing them to disappear.