How Long Do Stick Insects Live?

The typical lifespan of stick insects, also referred to as walking sticks, is usually around two years. The nymph of the stick insect looks like a miniature version of the adult. Stick insects reach maturity between the age of three months and one year.

Stick insects look like a twig from a tree or plant. Predators have a hard time finding them, as the stick insects blend closely with the plants they are feeding on. The insect can grow from 1 to 12 inches long. The males of the species are typically larger than the females. They typically eat leaves and are found in woodlands and tropical forests on all continents except Antarctica.