Monday, September 21, 2009

Stick Insect

Do you see it there on the post? Look carefully.

I was sweeping the boardwalk that leads from our parking area to the deck. As I walked by this post I wondered how a twig could be clinging vertically. So I looked more closely and saw this insect called a Walking Stick. National Geographic's web site was very informative. These insects can range from 1/2 inch to 13 inches. This one was about 6 inches. When I went out a few minutes later he was gone.


Heather said...

That's quite a remarkable disguise!

House things I like said...

I love the stick insects. We find them at our cabin out in West Virginia a lot.

Never knew they could be as long as 13 inches!