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Long insect found in Houston
My kids found this in our Garage today. Long body, 6 legs and a black stripe down the back. Can you identify it? We live in NW Houston. Thanks,
Gabriel

hi Gabriel,
This is a Two Striped Walkingstick, Anisomorpha buprestoides, also known as a Muskmare. This is a larger female. Mating pairs are frequently found. Handle the Muskmare with care as it is capable of spraying a noxious substance with amazing accuracy. They inevitably aim for the eyes, and though the noxious substance is an eye irritant, no lasting damage will occur.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

One Response to Muskmare

  1. Allison says:

    This was so helpful! We have found 2 IN our house in Houston in the past week. We also found a shed skin near one.

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