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 • 829

  • SnowXy
    SnowXy 15 days ago +1

    Looks like a female jungle nymph

  • Harley Davis
    Harley Davis 19 days 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 20 days ago

    ready your masterballs everyone.

  • اللاعب العربي

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

  • Lord Bolton
    Lord Bolton 21 day ago

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

  • Ice Age
    Ice Age 22 days ago

    Perivians lied to you.

  • Xtraior 37
    Xtraior 37 22 days ago

    That looks like an alien with those eyes man

  • Romantic Outlaw
    Romantic Outlaw 23 days ago

    have you considered: kill it with fire

    • Charizard S
      Charizard S Day ago

      Romantic Outlaw have you considered: getting some balls

  • Airil Zainal
    Airil Zainal 24 days ago

    It look creepy

  • blue goblin
    blue goblin 24 days ago

    doesn't it kinda look like a pokemon?

  • Kirbyfan
    Kirbyfan 25 days ago +1

    What type of dog is that?

  • Kiwi lily19
    Kiwi lily19 25 days ago

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

  • Raphael Rodriguez
    Raphael Rodriguez 25 days ago

    Have you ever been pranked?

    Read more

  • laurentiu iliescu
    laurentiu iliescu 25 days ago ofc yes i see...honey bring me the flamethrower!

  • the_meme master
    the_meme master 26 days ago

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

  • C N123
    C N123 Month ago

    These are very common. (In Captivaty)

    DRAGONSLAYER 0707 Month ago

    Did a grasshopper and a scorpion do the fusion dance?

  • Ink Bendy
    Ink Bendy Month ago

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

  • random parrot
    random parrot Month ago


  • Neillusion
    Neillusion Month ago

    no thanks

  • vin 950
    vin 950 Month 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 Month ago


  • Amy Sperry-Foster
    Amy Sperry-Foster Month ago

    U know u can keep it as a pet

  • Ꭵ
     Month ago

    Clone it
    Clone it
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    Clone it
    Clone it
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    Clone it
    Clone it

  • Doug Williams
    Doug Williams Month ago

    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 Month ago


    sorry i had to

  • Gipsy CreeperHD
    Gipsy CreeperHD Month ago

    Looks Venomous

  • JonnyGaming
    JonnyGaming Month ago

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

  • Everything is going well

    Scorpido I choose you!

  • Abhisar Rawat
    Abhisar Rawat Month ago

    First time in life I liked an insect

  • Kevin Rhodes
    Kevin Rhodes Month ago

    Id never touch it but it's so cool

  • TP•Сallie
    TP•Сallie Month ago

    I want one. They're good bois.

  • Sleepybones
    Sleepybones Month ago

    thallus from xenoblade?

  • Briana Isawesome
    Briana Isawesome Month ago

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

  • ToFu BrOtHeR
    ToFu BrOtHeR Month ago

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

  • Ur MomNice
    Ur MomNice Month ago

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

    MASTER JEE Month ago

    Very sry not only peru sri lanka olso have

  • Coldzera ML
    Coldzera ML Month ago

    Eyy I think I found one

  • Kimchi Minchi
    Kimchi Minchi Month ago

    Nice pokemon. What level is it?

  • Hency Boy
    Hency Boy Month ago

    I have seen this

  • C N123
    C N123 Month ago

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

  • strange Ziga
    strange Ziga Month ago

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

  • sdb insect hunter
    sdb insect hunter Month 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.

  • Gabriel marques Arantes

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

  • Everyday Carry Gear

    Why it's looks funny?!!

  • Feline Fillet
    Feline Fillet Month ago

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

  • Snow Ng
    Snow Ng Month ago

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

  • dom
    dom Month ago

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

  • Awesome Eliam
    Awesome Eliam Month ago

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

  • Copacetic
    Copacetic 2 months ago

    Is it made out of clay?

  • ThatOneGuy _02
    ThatOneGuy _02 2 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

  • Be Content and silent the mind

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

  • Spacemaster999 Gaming
    Spacemaster999 Gaming 2 months ago +1

    The Black Beauty Stick Insect

  • Gamer 4355
    Gamer 4355 2 months ago

    now thats what i would call a "Devil"

  • Supreme leader
    Supreme leader 2 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 2 months ago +1

    he fart when feel treat..

  • Sad Gamer
    Sad Gamer 2 months ago

    More like black nightmare.

  • DJPlaysGames
    DJPlaysGames 2 months ago

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

  • Mustafa Aburghif
    Mustafa Aburghif 2 months ago

    Looks like a scorpion cricket had children

  • Mr Spacely
    Mr Spacely 2 months ago

    Kill it with 🔥

  • Patrick Milewski
    Patrick Milewski 2 months ago

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

  • Water Nebula
    Water Nebula 2 months ago

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

  • Anotheruser 77
    Anotheruser 77 2 months ago

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

  • jassir amed
    jassir amed 2 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 2 months ago

    It look disgusting

  • alikh idzam
    alikh idzam 2 months ago

    He is lonely...

  • mobspeak
    mobspeak 2 months ago

    Cool insect.

  • Joesph Stalin
    Joesph Stalin 2 months ago

    Thank fuck

  • Luke Chan
    Luke Chan 2 months ago

    oh fuck me

  • Emerson Gannon
    Emerson Gannon 2 months ago

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

  • FauxShaux57
    FauxShaux57 2 months ago

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

  • Only the
    Only the 2 months ago

    Bug spray

  • suicidal thought 4 today

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

  • cpez
    cpez 2 months ago

    I think they're cute

  • Daryll Skywalker
    Daryll Skywalker 2 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 2 months ago

    Last of a dying breed!

  • mine mine
    mine mine 2 months ago

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

  • Nookie
    Nookie 2 months ago +1

    Aye he’s gonna live

  • Supernova Shine
    Supernova Shine 2 months ago

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

  • Wonjae Yi
    Wonjae Yi 2 months ago

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

  • FriesGC
    FriesGC 2 months ago

    Thought t'was a toy

  • Lord Argus prime
    Lord Argus prime 2 months ago

    It's hybrid

  • raexenos
    raexenos 2 months ago

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

    FRISHR 2 months ago

    Looks like you guys found a rare pokemon.

  • Tatu Pakkanen
    Tatu Pakkanen 2 months ago


  • XenoTwo
    XenoTwo 2 months ago

    That tail looks like the head of a mass production eva

  • Mateusz Banaszak
    Mateusz Banaszak 2 months ago

    this is robot or animal??

  • lalu abhiseka
    lalu abhiseka 2 months ago

    Look like something i created at spore.

  • Deo Donum
    Deo Donum 2 months ago I probably shouldn't mention this. But my school had 4 of these as pets for a long time 0.0

  • Dook larue
    Dook larue 2 months ago

    The comment section is taking the piss

  • Jonathan Graham
    Jonathan Graham 2 months ago

    Just simply Beatiful!!!

  • Blood Beryl
    Blood Beryl 2 months ago

    retarded comments

  • TheMegaGamer
    TheMegaGamer 2 months ago

    Holy fucking shit, that is the kind of thing you only see in sci-fi movies

  • ion avram
    ion avram 2 months ago

    sooo...mother nature made stealth tanks before us

  • LegendaryGaming139 [AMV]
    LegendaryGaming139 [AMV] 2 months ago +1

    More bugs NOOOOO ANOTHER disgusting BUG AGAIN I’m sorry to the insec fans but I don’t like insect they will kill and creep u out BRUH EWWWWWW TF

  • Vulgar Reload
    Vulgar Reload 2 months ago

    Gotta throw the whole species away

    • king of kaiju
      king of kaiju 2 months ago

      Vulgar Reload why it's a beautiful animal

  • Reese Lee
    Reese Lee 2 months ago

    If I say this shit outside I'd kill it

  • Jive Junior
    Jive Junior 2 months ago +1

    What an interesting creature. If dentist offices had these things in terrariums instead of fish aquariums.... that'd be great.