Walking Stick, also stick insect, common name for insect so named because it closely resembles a twig of the plants on which most species of Walking Sticks live. The insect's body is long and slender, the legs are also twiglike, and the wings are sometimes absent, sometimes rudimentary, and sometimes leaflike. Walking Sticks are found mostly in tropical climates, where some species are known to grow to a length exceeding 30 cm (12 in). Walking Sticks are real masters of mimicry and camouflage.
Lacking the deadly bite of the Rattlesnake or the potent tongue of the Chameleon, the Walking Stick’s advantage as a camouflaged and regenerating unit is its size and health. At lower ranks, as a size 2 creature, it can enable smaller creatures to be vicious and stealthy, while at higher levels, it’s impressive health becomes apparent when combined with larger creatures.