Touch-Me-Not Stick Insect
Scientific Name: Epidares nolimetangere
Habitat: Touch-Me-Not Stick Insects are found in the low vegetative areas of tropical rainforests in Borneo.
Diet: Touch-Me-Not Stick Insect are herbivores and survive almost entirely on a diet of leaves.
Size: 3 to 4.5 centimeters
Weight: less than 0.1 pounds
Lifespan: 1 to 2 years
I.U.C.N. Conservation Status:
What does this mean?
Not Evaluated – a category used to include any of the nearly 1.9 million species described by science but not yet assessed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (I.U.C.N.).
Did You Know?!
- The Touch-Me-Not Stick Insect is one of over 300 recognized species of stick insects in Borneo!
- Touch-Me-Not Stick Insects are very passive during the day and tend to do most of their activities at night.
- Touch-Me-Not Stick Insects got their name from their “spiky” appearance.
- Adult female Touch-Me-Not Stick Insects lay one to three eggs each week for up to 20 months. These eggs then hatch nymphs a few months later. These nymphs then become full grown adults after about 8 to 10 months.