Phasmids are fairly common pets in Europe. Here in North America, they are gaining some popularity. The legality of keeping exotic phasmids is unclear, and even shipping across state lines may require a USDA permit.'s Phasmid Pages:

Husbandry of phasmids:

Phasmid science:

Feeder Insects




Assassin Bugs


Other Insects

Entomological publication links (PDF):

Burrows & Morris. 2002. Jumping in a winged stick insect. J Exp. Biology 205: 2399-2412.

Thomas. 2001. The twostriped walkingstick, Anisomorpha buprestoides... Ent. Circular No. 408, FL Dept. Agr. & Cons. Serv.

Ueckert & Hansen. 1972. Diet of walkingsticks on Sandhill rangeland in Colorado. J Range Management 25(2): 111-3.