|Geographical Range||Peru, Ecuador (in South America)|
|Scientific Name||Oreophoetes peruana|
|Conservation Status||Not listed by IUCN|
This stick insect's exotic name refers to the animal's brilliantly colored body. Its dramatic beauty serves as a warning to predators that it will emit a stinky body fluid if attacked. But the firestick is otherwise a shy insect, only interested in eating ferns.