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.
Click HERE for a Walkingstick Activity Sheet!
Our Current Residents
ZooMontana currently has dozens of Walkingsticks of various ages. Have fun finding them!
- Kingdom: Animalia
- Phylum: Arthropoda
- Class: Insecta
- Order: Phasmatodea
- Family: Phasmatidae
- Genus: Medauroidea
- Species: M. extradentata