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long legged…skinny. must be one of the sexier bugs?
September 22, 2008, 7:36 am
Filed under: animals, insects, nature, wildlife | Tags: , , , , , ,

oooh.  rare sighting!  i give snaps to my co-volunteer l. for spotting this very special critter.

1. they’re hard to see. 2. there aren’t scads of them swarming about like bees.

cool thing about this guy: when l. found him she said that they were black in the midwest, where she’s from.   wow….they’re reddish where i come form and they’re a dusty brown here.  what wondrous variety.

so the bunch of us got to chatting about walking stick behavior.  here’s the cool thing someone mentioned…when the wind picks up and the tree sways…the walking stick insect feigns a sway as well.

so check it: the bug is like, “dude, the tree is swaying….i have to sway to look like a tree….if i don’t sway…well, then i’ll look like a bug on a tree.”

please note: i’m NOT scared of these bugs.  bugs i am not scared of:  walking sticks, bees, praying mantis, cactus beetles, leaf legged bugs, lady bugs, scarabs, moths, butterflies, dragonflies.

insects that make me uncomfortable, but that i respect:  ants, grasshoppers, millipedes, caterpillars, flies,

insects that scare me, yo!:  earwigs, fleas, ticks, centipedes, roaches and the like, spiders (ack!) mosquitos, termites, wasps, crickets!


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Everyone should be scared of mosquitoes, they are the single most dangerous creature in the world! Interesting about the different colors of walking sticks.

Comment by jamesviscosi

I am always amazed to see a walking stick.

Comment by Gina

We have stick insects here in our woods. We only see them in the Fall right before they die, actually. I think they are v. awesome!

Comment by S. Le

those walking sticks are freaky! very otherworldly.

Comment by jonsquared

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