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
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.