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Subject: Bug on mangrove
Location: Big Pine Key, Florida
April 21, 2013 3:50 pm
This bug was found eating the leaves of some sprouts of mangrove that we rooted in a dish. We are 30 miles above Key West, Fl
Signature: John Asbell

Walkingstick

Walkingstick

Dear John,
This is some species of Walkingstick or Phasmid.  They have excellent camouflage when feeding upon plants.  We will try to determine which species this is, but considering your location, it might be a tropical import.

Walkingstick

Walkingstick

Thanks. I look forward to any other information such as whether it is toxic, bites, poisonous etc.
John Asbell


What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Big Pine Key, Florida

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