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.
Signature: ajoyhill

Herd of Muskmares

Dear ajoyhill,
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.

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