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Timemas and Stick and Leaf Insects: Phasmida

Physical Characteristics, Diet, Behavior And Reproduction, Stick Insects And People, Conservation Status, Jungle Nymph (heteropteryx Dilatata): Species AccountsGEOGRAPHIC RANGE, HABITAT

JUNGLE NYMPH (Heteropteryx dilatata): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
INDIAN STICK INSECT (Carausius morosus): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
COMMON AMERICAN WALKINGSTICK (Diapheromera femorata): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
MACLEAY'S SPECTRE (Extatosoma tiaratum): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
JAVAN LEAF INSECT (Phyllium bioculatum): SPECIES ACCOUNTS

Phasmids live on all continents, except Antarctica. They are also found on many islands. There are approximately three thousand species of phasmids worldwide, with about forty-four species in Canada and the United States.

Phasmids are found in a wide variety of habitats in warmer and tropical climates, including gardens, woodlands, pine and fir forests, chaparral, desert scrub, and grasslands. They are most common in moist, tropical forests. Phasmids spend their days resting on shrubs and trees or hiding in nearby leaf litter or crevices (KREH-vuh-ses).

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