What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

walking stick species?
Location: southern indiana
September 10, 2011 8:38 pm
Is this a ordinary walking stick ? I have never seen one look like this with so much color & for some reason it loves my Sycamore tree as you can see. thxs
Signature: brian

Giant Walkingstick

Hi Brian,
Your insect is a Giant Walkingstick,
Megaphasma denticrus, and we quickly identified it on BugGuide which notes:  “Color is variable, greenish to reddish-brown, sometimes with white on legs.”  The claspers on the end of the abdomen indicate that this is a male.

Giant Walkingstick

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Indiana

2 Responses to Giant Walkingstick

  1. XindianaX says:

    I Googled Megaphasma denticrus and I guess its a common insect .I’m 35 and have never seen this species. But I m sure you see insects you never seen before too huh? thanks again

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *