Story: Insects – overview

Green stick insect

Green stick insect

New Zealand has 21 species of stick insect and they are all wingless. Shown here is a widespread Acanthoxyla species on a branch of karamū, one of its food plants. No males of Acanthoxyla have ever been found. New generations of females develop from unfertilised eggs.

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George Gibbs, 'Insects – overview - Wingless and flightless insects', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 July 2024)

Story by George Gibbs, published 24 Sep 2007