Not a stick in­sect: The wa­ter stick in­sect

World of Animals - - Stick Insects -

The genus Rana­tra con­tains around 100 species of bug known as the wa­ter stick in­sects. Although they’re not closely re­lated to true stick in­sects, it’s easy to see where the name comes from.

These fresh-wa­ter in­sects have slen­der bod­ies and legs but, un­like the slow-mov­ing her­biv­o­rous stick in­sects, they’re preda­tors and use their long limbs to grab prey.

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