Definition of stick insect in English:

stick insect

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  • A long, slender, slow-moving insect that resembles a twig. Many species appear to lack males and the females lay fertile eggs without mating.
    • Family Phasmatidae, order Phasmida: many genera
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    • It is the size of a paper clip and is described as a cross between a stick insect and a praying mantis.
    • A case of mistaken identity has meant that for at least 100 years, South Africa's longest insect species, a giant stick insect remained unknown and unnamed.
    • The creatures look part stick insect, part mantis, with a touch of grasshopper.

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