Giant Walkingstick

Barton Creek Bug
May 28, 2010
We saw this bug on the side of Barton Creek in Austin, Texas. Five minutes after we took the photograph he was eaten alive by a great tailed grackle.
Gary
Austin, Texas

Giant Walkingstick

Hi Gary,
Congratulations on your sighting of a Giant Walkingstick, which is the “Longest North American insect, females to 180 mm (7 inches)
” according to BugGuide.

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