Phasmida or stick insects are masters of disguise. They are a predominantly tropical order of more than 2,958 species placed in 13 families.
All phasmids are herbivorous and their body shapes range from cylindrical and stick-like to flattened like leaves to blend into their surroundings. They can measure from 12 – 357 millimetres in length.
Stick insects are varied in appearance but share the following characteristics: