Subject: What is this weird bug? Is it a stick bug?
Location: Southern Mississippi
October 12, 2012 12:54 pm
This picture was taken in back of my Sister-in-law’s house in South Mississippi. We’re not sure that this is a member of the Walking Stick family (Phasmatodea) or not. Please help when you can.
WOW, what a herd of Muskmares you have there. Muskmare is a common name for the Striped Walkingsticks in the genus Anisomorpha. According to BugGuide: “Members of this genus can deliver a chemical spray to the eyes that can cause corneal damage” and they are reported to aim with amazing accuracy.