Subject: Bug on mangrove
Location: Big Pine Key, Florida
April 21, 2013 3:50 pm
This bug was found eating the leaves of some sprouts of mangrove that we rooted in a dish. We are 30 miles above Key West, Fl
Signature: John Asbell
This is some species of Walkingstick or Phasmid. They have excellent camouflage when feeding upon plants. We will try to determine which species this is, but considering your location, it might be a tropical import.
Thanks. I look forward to any other information such as whether it is toxic, bites, poisonous etc.