Meet a Bug That Looks Exactly Like a Stick

Stick bugs have one of the most natural camouflages on earth, resembling the twigs amongst which they live.
This insect has one of the most efficient, natural camouflages on earth.

Resembling the twigs amongst which they live, they mimic their surroundings in color and shape.

Mostly nocturnal, their eyes allow them to see detail in dark conditions.

Sometimes they shed limbs to escape predators.

Found mostly in tropics and subtropics, they thrive in forests and grasslands.

Habitat loss and the pet trade are threatening their numbers in the wild.