Subject: strange insect
Geographic location of the bug: Rincón de la Vieja National Park, Costa Rica
Time: 05:44 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hello,
I found this strange looking insect at the Rincon-National Park in Costa Rica in the rainforest at 840m MSL. Date taken: Oct 18
Thank you in advance
How you want your letter signed: Johannes
This is a Walkingstick in the insect order Phasmida, but we are not certain of the species. We are especially interested in what appears to be a strand of silk that it is walking upon. To the best of our knowledge, Walkinsticks do not produce silk. Our best guess on this is that perhaps it is either walking on or trapped on the silken threads of a Spiders’ web.
yes, you are right. It was walking within this silk construct. It seemed not to be trapped, but I also think that it is not belonging to the web.