Muskmare

Long insect found in Houston
My kids found this in our Garage today. Long body, 6 legs and a black stripe down the back. Can you identify it? We live in NW Houston. Thanks,
Gabriel

hi Gabriel,
This is a Two Striped Walkingstick, Anisomorpha buprestoides, also known as a Muskmare. This is a larger female. Mating pairs are frequently found. Handle the Muskmare with care as it is capable of spraying a noxious substance with amazing accuracy. They inevitably aim for the eyes, and though the noxious substance is an eye irritant, no lasting damage will occur.

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