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Carausius morosus (Indian Stick Insect; Laboratory Stick Insect)

Synonyms: Dixippus morosus

Wikipedia Abstract

Carausius morosus (the 'common', 'Indian' or 'laboratory' stick insect) is a species of Phasmatodea (phasmid) that is often kept by schools and individuals as pets. Culture stocks originate from an original collection from Tamil Nadu, India. Like the majority of the Phasmatodea, they are nocturnal. Culture stocks are parthenogenetic females that can reproduce without mating. There are no reports of males, although in captivity, gynandromorphs (individuals with both female and male characteristics) are sometimes reared.
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Distribution

Asia-Tropical (Indian Subcontinent) India; also introduced to: South Africa, U.S.A., sometimes escapees reported from European culture stocks; India; also introduced to: South Africa, U.S.A., sometimes escapees reported from European culture stocks;

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