Striped Walkingsticks Mating

Dec 28, 2020

Anisomorpha buprestoides (southern two-striped walkingstick)
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Anisomorpha buprestoides (southern two-striped walkingstick, devil rider, or musk mare) is a stick insect (Order Phasmatodea: otherwise known as "phasmids" or walkingsticks) which occurs throughout the southeastern United States.

Anisomorpha buprestoides is a large, stout (for a stick insect) brown phasmid with three conspicuous longitudinal black stripes. Females average 67.7 mm in length; males are smaller and more slender, averaging 41.7 mm.