This Rare Stick Insect Is Among the Last of Its Kind

  • Published on Feb 12, 2018
  • This is the black beauty stick insect, a rare species only found in a tiny 12-acre area high in the mountains of northern Peru. Only discovered in 2005, not much is known about these insects, but they are believed to be most active at night when their deep black coloration keeps them hidden from predators. They are also armed with a gland at the rear of their heads which, when threatened, can spray a corrosive, strong-smelling substance. Because their natural habitat is so small, their survival is precarious-thankfully, captive breeding efforts may bring these insects back from the brink.
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Comments • 831

  • Vegeta The Prince
    Vegeta The Prince 10 days ago


  • rhianna Hilger
    rhianna Hilger 24 days ago

    i killed one of those... oops!

  • My name Doesn't matter

    I own 8 of these, and I'm in love with them. They are so curious and adventurous, and they are very nice pets. Easy to sustain, and they can take quite a lot in term of temperatures. I received one of them (I got them from someone who also breeds them in captivity at a larger skill) and he missed two legs, but after 3 sheddings, they are almost completely regrown which I found very interesting. He went from two legs missing, to two little dangling feet on his side, to longer legs that he can finally use. I'm so glad he recovered :D I really recommend these as pets.

  • ZNgoldenvision 1
    ZNgoldenvision 1 Month ago

    Look like it’s waiting to transform with bigger wings and fly off if it does do a update I really wanna see

  • Locust2003
    Locust2003 2 months ago

    Reminds me of a full grown female blistered pygromorph

  • G H O S T V I D E O
    G H O S T V I D E O 2 months ago

    I have these as pets

  • OrangeBurrito
    OrangeBurrito 4 months ago

    Nightmare fuel

  • Tan Siong Loong
    Tan Siong Loong 4 months ago

    no wonder its the last of its kind,who would not want to kill it when u see that

  • Dylan Geltzeiler
    Dylan Geltzeiler 4 months ago

    I hate hearing the word like "The last of it's kind".

  • Rbixx Red
    Rbixx Red 4 months ago

    When a scorpion and grasshopper have babies...

  • imam suryadi
    imam suryadi 4 months ago

    I see kamen raider in real world

  • SnowXy
    SnowXy 5 months ago +1

    Looks like a female jungle nymph

  • Harley Davis
    Harley Davis 5 months ago

    Oh shit I think I killed one of these things not sure how it got here but it looks vary simaliar to these 2 bugs I killed late into last summer

  • Sharomu17
    Sharomu17 5 months ago

    ready your masterballs everyone.

  • اللاعب العربي
    اللاعب العربي 5 months ago +1

    إن هذه الحشرة مزيج من : (عنكبوت ، صرصور ، جرادة ، عقرب ) في نفس الوقت !

  • Lord Bolton
    Lord Bolton 5 months ago +1

    So many anti-nature comments in here. We need a new black plague NOW.

  • Ice Age
    Ice Age 5 months ago

    Perivians lied to you.

  • Xtraior 37
    Xtraior 37 5 months ago

    That looks like an alien with those eyes man

  • Romantic Outlaw
    Romantic Outlaw 5 months ago

    have you considered: kill it with fire

    • Charizard S
      Charizard S 4 months ago +1

      Romantic Outlaw have you considered: getting some balls

  • Airil Zainal
    Airil Zainal 5 months ago

    It look creepy

  • Ilove India
    Ilove India 5 months ago

    doesn't it kinda look like a pokemon?

  • SuperPaperLuigi
    SuperPaperLuigi 5 months ago +1

    What type of dog is that?

  • Kiwi lily19
    Kiwi lily19 5 months ago

    Imagine if you squished a bug that was the last of is species.

  • Raphael Rodriguez
    Raphael Rodriguez 5 months ago

    Have you ever been pranked?

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  • laurentiu iliescu
    laurentiu iliescu 5 months ago ofc yes i see...honey bring me the flamethrower!

  • Dank
    Dank 5 months ago

    its weird how i just found a bug who looks like that in my back yard

  • C N123
    C N123 5 months ago +1

    These are very common. (In Captivaty)

  • God spelled backwards is doG

    Did a grasshopper and a scorpion do the fusion dance?

  • Ink Bendy
    Ink Bendy 5 months ago

    I CHOOSE YOU ummmmm ummmm stink scorpion thingy with stick nvm PICKACHU I CHOOSE U

  • Garfield himself
    Garfield himself 5 months ago


  • Neillusion
    Neillusion 5 months ago

    no thanks

  • vin 950
    vin 950 5 months ago

    coercive? Like it can make other insects do what it wants? Or did you mean corrosive? Like acetic acid maybe?

  • Gameing Noob
    Gameing Noob 5 months ago


  • Amy Sperry-Foster
    Amy Sperry-Foster 5 months ago +1

    U know u can keep it as a pet

  • Allahu Snackbar
    Allahu Snackbar 5 months ago

    Clone it
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    Clone it

  • Doug Williams
    Doug Williams 6 months ago +1

    I actually had a colony of about 9 of these guys (Peruphasma). My friend has that group now they reproduce almost weekly in captivity but can be tricky to hatch out. I had no idea they had such a restricted locality in nature. Thanks for this video, I'll make sure we continue to breed this species so that there's no need to remove anymore from the wild. You should make a vid of the males defense display. Again awesome video keep up the good work.

  • Vincent Cardona
    Vincent Cardona 6 months ago


    sorry i had to

  • Green CreeperHD
    Green CreeperHD 6 months ago

    Looks Venomous

  • JonnyGaming
    JonnyGaming 6 months ago

    Poor beautiful creature, let’s hope it and it’s wonderful species live!

    *BTS* JIMIN 6 months ago

    Scorpido I choose you!

  • Abhisar Rawat
    Abhisar Rawat 6 months ago

    First time in life I liked an insect

  • Kevin Rhodes
    Kevin Rhodes 6 months ago

    Id never touch it but it's so cool

  • AO•Сallie
    AO•Сallie 6 months ago

    I want one. They're good bois.

  • Sleepybones
    Sleepybones 6 months ago

    thallus from xenoblade?

  • Briana Isawesome
    Briana Isawesome 6 months ago

    Pet trade? Why the fuck would you want that in your house.

  • *___*
    *___* 6 months ago

    I’m glad it’s going extinct! Goddamn!

  • Ur MomNice
    Ur MomNice 6 months ago

    They shouldn't expose the location now stupid ass people might wanna get it as a pet

    MASTER JEE 6 months ago

    Very sry not only peru sri lanka olso have

  • Coldzera ML
    Coldzera ML 6 months ago

    Eyy I think I found one

  • Kimchi Minchi
    Kimchi Minchi 6 months ago

    Nice pokemon. What level is it?

  • Hency Boy
    Hency Boy 6 months ago

    I have seen this

  • C N123
    C N123 6 months ago +1

    In the wild there rare but in captivaty there really common people keep them as pets!

  • strange Ziga
    strange Ziga 6 months ago

    my classmate had about three of thoose
    they weren't black tho they were green

  • sdb insect hunter
    sdb insect hunter 6 months ago

    waaw😱 beautiful👍

  • Sir Meow The Library Cat

    This is an example of the type of work undertaken by the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust, founded by the late Gerald Durrell and based on the island of Jersey one of the Channel Islands off the coast of France. The emblem of the Trust is the Dodo, and it offers a range of environmental and zoological education for naturalists from island communities under threat as well as those inland examples. One of these is the volcano rabbit of Mexico which lives in very restricted habitats. Another is the Mauritius pink pigeon from that island nation.

  • FullGames BR
    FullGames BR 6 months ago

    When he die .
    He would be extinct. Like the dodo

  • S H I N Y G O D
    S H I N Y G O D 6 months ago

    Burn it

  • Everyday Carry Gear
    Everyday Carry Gear 6 months ago

    Why it's looks funny?!!

  • Feline Fillet
    Feline Fillet 6 months ago

    I got commercial for Red Lobster at the beginning, anyone else? lmao

  • Snow Ng
    Snow Ng 6 months ago +1

    Gorgeous. I love the colors of the wings. I would love to see it in action.

  • tidalahead
    tidalahead 6 months ago

    it’s literally a cross between a stick bug, a scorpion, a stink bug, a butterfly, and a grasshopper.

  • Awesome Eliam
    Awesome Eliam 6 months ago

    who else thinks it's cute because of it's teeny tiny wings....only me I guess

  • ThatOneGuy _02
    ThatOneGuy _02 7 months ago

    Would it be possible to create an "environment" for those insects as to where there wings would regain the ability to fly again? I'm just curious as what the outcome would be if it were possible

    • Tony Pace
      Tony Pace 4 months ago

      ThatOneGuy _02 the irony is if you breed them to regain wings in the process they lose some trates to gain others so I believe we would end up with at minimal a new sub species .

    • ThatOneGuy _02
      ThatOneGuy _02 4 months ago

      Tony Pace I know it’s just I was wondering that if enough generations went by with selective breeding in process would it be possible for an outcome with wings that are actually functional regardless of how minute it is and if this could happen would that they be the same species or subspecies or not recognized as either until more differences arise within them (hopefully that didn’t sound sarcastic in the beginning)

    • Tony Pace
      Tony Pace 4 months ago

      ThatOneGuy _02 stick insects are in reverse evolution they once had wings now the are finding less need for them. Many stick insects don't even need males. PLUS new evidence that they are being distributed to surrounding areas in bird feces while in the egg stage. Now that's flying second class.LOL

  • Be Content and silent the mind

    just killed one in my laundry room...nothing special in asia

  • Spacemaster999 Gaming
    Spacemaster999 Gaming 7 months ago +2

    The Black Beauty Stick Insect

  • Gamer 4355
    Gamer 4355 7 months ago

    now thats what i would call a "Devil"

  • Supreme leader
    Supreme leader 7 months ago

    Endangered or not if I saw that thing I'mma pull out some bug spray and kill it ain't no way in hell I'm gonna want to be anywhere near it

  • ade rahmat
    ade rahmat 7 months ago +1

    he fart when feel treat..

  • Sad Gamer
    Sad Gamer 7 months ago

    More like black nightmare.

  • DJPlaysGames
    DJPlaysGames 7 months ago

    "Last of it's kind"
    *Steps on it*

  • Alien Boi
    Alien Boi 7 months ago

    Looks like a scorpion cricket had children

  • Mr Spacely
    Mr Spacely 7 months ago

    Kill it with 🔥

  • Patrick Milewski
    Patrick Milewski 7 months ago

    So sad to see rare animals go extinct...even if they are insects.

  • Water Nebula
    Water Nebula 7 months ago

    The wings remind me of the tiny butterfly wings on the caterpillar from A Bug's Life

  • Anotheruser 77
    Anotheruser 77 7 months ago

    Curse the poachers for kidnapping magnificent creatures just for greedy profits!

  • jassir amed
    jassir amed 7 months ago

    People are like attention whores bro everytime they see a weird animal they call it beautiful and want them as pets smh 😑

  • jassir amed
    jassir amed 7 months ago

    It look disgusting

  • PP alikh idzam
    PP alikh idzam 7 months ago

    He is lonely...

  • mobspeak
    mobspeak 7 months ago

    Cool insect.

  • Winston Churchil
    Winston Churchil 7 months ago

    Thank fuck

  • mind over matter is magic

    oh fuck me

  • Emerson Gannon
    Emerson Gannon 7 months ago

    If i saw this in my room i would move to the moon 😵🌑

  • faux
    faux 7 months ago

    the insect may become extinct but this video will produce nightmares forever

  • ĐĂM săn
    ĐĂM săn 7 months ago

    Bug spray

  • suicidal thought 4 today

    Should give them some RedBull to see if they would grow more wings

  • cpez
    cpez 7 months ago

    I think they're cute

  • Daryll Skywalker
    Daryll Skywalker 7 months ago

    I don't give a shit if that mf appear on my floor I will Fucking Step that to death or spray that thing with Poison

  • orangedac
    orangedac 7 months ago

    Last of a dying breed!

  • mine mine
    mine mine 7 months ago

    R they even able to fly with those puny ass wings?

  • Nookie
    Nookie 7 months ago +1

    Aye he’s gonna live

  • Supernova Shine
    Supernova Shine 7 months ago

    Q U I C K L E T S F I L M I T

  • Wonjae Yi
    Wonjae Yi 7 months ago

    If they are pets, then they would be so expensive. Nah, I don’t think so.

  • FriesGC
    FriesGC 7 months ago

    Thought t'was a toy

  • Lord Kratos Prime
    Lord Kratos Prime 7 months ago

    It's hybrid

  • raexenos
    raexenos 7 months ago

    It's wings are so tiny. I wonder if they actually serve a purpose?

    FRISHR 7 months ago

    Looks like you guys found a rare pokemon.

  • Tatu Pakkanen
    Tatu Pakkanen 7 months ago


  • XenoTwo
    XenoTwo 7 months ago

    That tail looks like the head of a mass production eva

  • Mateusz Banaszak
    Mateusz Banaszak 7 months ago

    this is robot or animal??

  • lalu abhiseka
    lalu abhiseka 7 months ago

    Look like something i created at spore.