Hello from Wichita!….found this guy early Oct. and was wondering if he is a walking stick? Found it interesting that he has preying mantis like "arms"….love your site… thanks
Your fascinating insect is called a Thread Legged Bug. Thread Legged Bugs are Assassin Bugs that have been given their own subfamily: Emesinae. Based on the size of your specimen, it must be in the genus Emesaya, probably Emesaya brevipennis which can be found on BugGuide.