Lord Howe Island Stick Insect Museum Specimen and Ball's Pyramid Stick Insect (image) Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University Share Print E-Mail Caption The two insects look different morphologically, which raised questions about whether they were the same species. The OIST researchers confirmed with next generation sequencing that the insects' DNA diverged by less than 1 percent. Credit You Ning Su, CSIRO Usage Restrictions Include photo credit Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.