Thorny Devil Stick Insect

Close up photo of a Thorny Devil Stick insect.

Animal's Behavior
Stick insects (Eurycantha calcarata) are mainly nocturnal. During the day, they may hide, motionless, under plants. Because of their superior camouflage, they can sit in the open and remain unseen.

Eating Habits
Leaves

Range
Tropics and subtropics

Animal Facts
Spiny devils are well named: the males have huge spines on their back legs. These built-in weapons help males defend themselves if attacked by other males or potential predators.