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Species Carausius morosus - Indian Stick Insect

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Phasmida (Walkingsticks)
Family Phasmatidae
Genus Carausius
Species morosus (Indian Stick Insect)
Other Common Names
Laboratory Stick Insect
Identification
A good diagnostic character is reddish coloration on the inner foreleg femur
Range
Introduced from Tamil Nadu, India, considered a pest in southern California.
Food
In captivity it feeds on fresh privet, ivy or bramble.
Life Cycle
Introduced population consists of only females. They reproduce parthenogenetically
Remarks
Nocturnal.
Introduced from India with the pet trade, used in classrooms. Accidentally released. Found in some areas of California for the past several years.