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Stick Insect

Phaenopharos herwaardeni

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  • The stick insect has the capacity to reproduce itself by parthenogenesis, that is to say that the female lays unfertilized eggs which only produce females.
  • When it feels in danger, the stick insect can use autotomy or self-amputation, whereby it voluntarily discards a member. This member regrows during a next molt, except if the individual is an adult.