Subject: Never thought I’d see a predatory stick bug…
Geographic location of the bug: Bergen, New York
Time: 02:12 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Saw these guys on my tent. One actively eating a bug and the other just hanging out.
They are just short of two inches look.
How you want your letter signed: KT
These are Thread-Legged Bugs in the subfamily Emesinae, a subgroup of the predatory Assassin Bugs. You can read more about Thread-Legged Bugs on BugGuide where it states: “Unlike walking-sticks and some dipterans they mimic, the Emesinae walk on the rear four legs — the front legs are modified for grasping prey.”