Phylum: Arthropoda  Class: Insecta  Order: Phasmatodea

This popular order of insects have evolved to mimic vegetation most likely as a anti-predator response, they are herbivorous feeding on a variety of leaves. Over 3,000 species have been described worldwide, with most species in the tropics and sub-tropics.

For more information on phasmids in general click here

Trinidad & Tobago Stick Insects

In Trinidad and Tobago there are eight species recorded. They can be very numerous and can be found easily on a night walk through the forest.

For more information and a key for the Trinidad species see:

Phasmatodea of Trinidad

For profiles of selected species click here

UWIZM Collections

There are four drawers of specimens in the museum covering most of the local species.

Families in the collections include:

Diapheromeridae, Phasmatidae, Prisopodidae, Pseudophasmatidae


Drawer of giant stick insects from UWI collections

Trinidad Log Stick Insect (Creoxylus spinosus) collected by Avion Phillips

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Last updated 28 June 2018

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