Do Stick Insects Have Wings?

(Do They Fly?)

Most adult, full-grown Stick Insects have wings. However, not all winged species fly and if they do, they don’t fly often.

Depending on each species, their wing sizes might vary and most possess a reduced wing size

As for stick insects, they fly mainly for food, to avoid threats, and for mating purposes.

The Roles of Wings In  Stick Insects

These enormous phasmids possess bright green bodies with yellow patches on the legs, thorax, and heads.

Children’s Stick Insect

(Tropidoderus childrenii)

These large, ornate-looking stick insects are the most unique species out of the flying stick insects.

Giant Prickly Stick Insect

(Extatosoma tiaratum)