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Vietnamese Walking Sticks
Medauroidea extradentata

  • Habitat: sub-tropical dry and wet forests
  • Range: endemic to Vietnam
  • Natural Diet: leaves of vegetation they inhabit, in Vietnam.
  • Status in the Wild: Not evaluated


 Fun Facts

  • Vietnamese walking sticks are endemic to Vietnam
  • They are approximately 4 to 5 inches long.
  • They are brownish-black in color and look like twigs, which help them to camouflage from their predators
  • Females are identified by their shorter antennae and pair of horns on their heads
  • These walking sticks are asexual. They lay hundereds of their eggs on the forest floor of their habitat
  • They have short life spans of about 5 to 6 months.


These walking sticks live in the tropical rainforest habitats in Vietnam


Conservation Threats

  • The major threats are habitat destruction, some agricultural practices, and logging trees for firewood.
  • Use of pesticides and insecticides also has a detrimental influence on their wild numbers

Similar to the adult shown in the image above, nymphs (image below) are identical to them and are an inch in size


Stick are brownish-green in color and camouflage well on a background of vegetation

Female Vietnamese walking sticks are identifed by their shorter antennae and pair of horns on their heads

Distributional range

These walking sticks are only found in Vietnam