Carausius (insect)

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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Phasmatodea
Suborder: Verophasmatodea
Family: Diapheromeridae
Genus: Carausius
Stål, 1875

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Carausius is a genus of the tribe Lonchodini, in the order Phasmatodea (stick and leaf insects). The genus is in many ways typical of the Phasmatodea in that all species are twig-like in appearance.

Carausius morosus is the most commonly kept stick insect in captivity.


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