Vietnamese Walkingstick

M. EXTRADENTAT

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.

Our Current Residents

ZooMontana currently has dozens of walkingsticks of various ages. Have fun finding them!

Taxonomy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Order: Phasmatodea
  • Family: Phasmatidae
  • Genus: Medauroidea
  • Species: M. extradentata

Animal Facts

  • Omnivore
  • Common
  • Grasslands
  • Nocturnal

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