Subject: Is this a type of walking stick
Location: South Texas near the ocean
June 3, 2012 10:23 pm
My husband and I found this bug earlier today while working on the house but are not quite sure what kind it is. When my husband knocked it off the house it let out a horrible smell like a stink bug but worse. It also has a smaller insect just like it on it’s back as well.
You are correct that this is a Walkingstick, but you failed to realize it is two Walkingsticks, a Muskmare and her mate. We guess you smelled the musk. Not only does it smell, it is caustic and the Muskmare can spray it with amazing accuracy, and it seems to hit the eye with a better than expected average of attempts.