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Vietnamese Walking Sticks
Medauroidea extradentata

  • Habitat: sub-tropical dry and wet forests
  • Range: endemic to Vietnam
  • Natural Diet: leaves of vegetation they inhabit, in Vietnam.
  • Status in the Wild: Not evaluated

 

 Fun Facts

  • Vietnamese walking sticks are only found in Vietnam
  • They are approximately 4 to 5 inches long.
  • They are brownish-black in color and look like twigs, which help them to camouflage from their predators
  • Their mouthparts are specially designed so that they can efficiently chew plant material
  • These walking sticks are asexual. They lay hundereds of their eggs on the forest floor of their habitat
  • They have short life spans of about 5 to 6 months.

 

 

Similar to the adult shown in the image, nymphs are identical to them and are an inch in size

Distributional range - These walking sticks are only found in Vietnam