Striped Walkingstick

Subject: Bug
Location: mississippi
September 18, 2016 7:58 pm
what type of bug is this?
Signature: mrs.Fliehmann

Striped Walkingstick
Striped Walkingstick

Dear Mrs. Fliehmann,
This is a female Striped Walkingstick in the genus Anisomorpha.  There are two species in North America, and they look quite similar, and both are reported from Mississippi.  According to BugGuide:  “Members of this genus can deliver a chemical spray to the eyes that can cause corneal damage.”  These Walkingsticks are sometimes called Muskmares.

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