Mating Muskmares

mating walking sticks
Location: Florida
November 13, 2010 4:11 pm
I found these two out in the warm sun on my screened porch and wanted to share the picture.
Signature: Photo Snapper

Mating Muskmares

Dear Photo Snapper,
These mating Two Striped Walkingsticks are commonly called Muskmares because they are frequently found in flagrante delicto as in your photograph and because they are capable of spraying a caustic substance with great accuracy, often directly into the eyes of a predator.  They should be handled with caution.

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