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The 1st picture is a male, the 2nd a female. I'd be happy to learn more about these insects: species, etc. Uniformly glossy black, about 5 cm in length. To my surprise, I didn't find these phasmids on or among vegetation, but under logs and rocks (they're probably active at night). "Ututo" is what they're locally called, and apparently they can release a defensive chemical from glands behind their head, which can be used as an insect repellent and antiseptic.
Ecuadorian Andes, in the town of Cuenca at about 2500 m above sea level. Under logs and rocks in areas with dense vegetation.
Species does not yet have a name.