Walking stick species???
We saw this in our back yard today. It has a baby on its back. The bug is wingless and has 6 legs. It looks like some kind of small fat walking stick 🙂 It is certainly adapted for living in trees with its coloring. We live in Southern Ky. (East Bernstadt).’m sending in 2 pics to help you ID it…Can’t wait to find out!! Thanks…this is a really cool site by the way
Ed and daughter Scarlett
Hi Ed and Scarlett,
Your insects are mating Walkingsticks. We thought they might be Muskmares, but we also thought you were too far north for this species. We believe this is a closely related species in the same genus, Anisomorpha ferruginea, which we located on Bugguide.