We found this fascinating Walkingstick in the parking lot at St Andrews State Park, located in Panama City, Florida. My mother picked it up and moved it to the brush so it wouldn’t get run over. I came upon your website while trying to identify the bug – and now we know about it defense mechanism. Fortunately, this one didn’t feel threatened enough to spray us. Now that we know, we’ll certainly be more careful handling them in the future. Anyhow, I just wanted to share this picture with you and let you know how helpful your website is.
WE are very happy to find out the Muskmare didn’t spray your mother in the eye.