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Spiny Stick Insect

Aretaon asperrimus


A thorny stick insect at the Sedgwick Zoo. Thorny stick insects are popular in the pet trade. They are noctural and despite their name, aren't thorny or sharp and are completely harmless. Spiny stick insects are notable as phasmids without the parthenogenesis ability. They need a male to fertilize their eggs.


Native to Saba and Borneo.

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The GeoDex
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The GeoDex

Wichita, Kansas, USA

Spotted on Nov 19, 2018
Submitted on Nov 19, 2018

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