Malagasy Blue Stick Insect live in Northern Madagascar
They are herbivorous; eating leaves.
Females lay 40-50 eggs which drop to the forest floor. Incubation takes around 4-5 months and the 2cm hatchlings are independent from hatching
Malagasy Blue Stick Insects live 1-2 years.
About the Malagasy Blue Stick Insect
Malagasy Blue Stick Insects, also known as 'walking sticks', are brilliant at camouflaging, resembling the twigs of the trees they inhabit. Males are bright turquoise with orange spines and red antennae, whereas females are much larger and beige in colour.
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Malagasy Blue Stick Insects have small, bright, flightless red wings which they can open widely and flash with a loud rustling noise to startle predators.