Stick Insect family album
A story about stick insects
Mum and the kids
Female stick insects can lay hundreds of eggs in their lifetime.
Now I’ve grown bigger I can eat big leathery leaves
When they are young stick insects can only eat the soft new leaves.
Get-together with the relatives
Australia has 150 species of stick and leaf insects.
My new outfit
Like all insects, stick insects must shed their skin to grow.
Billy comes of age – now he can fly!
A stick insect’s wings become fully functional when it reaches adulthood.
Phew that was close!
Stick insects rely on camouflage to escape predators.
Baby is off to a flying start
Female stick insects flick their eggs as they are laid.