Giant Thorny Stick Insect

(Trachyaretaon brueckneri)

FUN FACTS

Animal Class: Invertebrate.

Distribution: Saba, in Borneo.

Diet: Fresh leaves of bramble, blackberry, rose, oak raspberry or ivy.

Lifespan: Up to 2 years. 

CONSERVATION STATUS

Unknown.

Population Trend

Unknown.

Threats

There are no major threats to this species.

Population

Unknown

Did you know?

Their spikes are not used to fight or sting, but in nature they do serve to make it harder to eat the stick insect.

See our Giant Thorny Stick Insect! 

You can find our colonies of Giant Thorny Stick Insects in the Nocturnal House and Reptile House. 

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