Stick Insect from Ecuador

Subject: Stick insect or true bug?
Location: Buenaventura southern Ecuador
March 12, 2016 8:06 am
I’m curious whether this is a stick insect or a hemipteran. It was from a wet disturbed forest ~500 meters ASL in Buenaventura southern Ecuador on February 14th.
Signature: Peter H

Stick Insect
Stick Insect

Dear Peter,
Though some Hemipterans like Water Scorpions and Thread Legged Bugs look similar, your submission is definitely a Stick Insect in the Order Phasmida.

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