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Western short-horned walking stick

Parabacillus hesperus


This walking stick was approximately 4 inches in length. It was light brown in color with antennae sticking straight together and outward from its' head.


Walking sticks inhabit, but are not limited to, the United States especially southern states. They can be found in vegetation, and river bottoms.


Walking sticks eat vegetation, and generally feed at night. They have great camouflage looking much like a stick. Some species have wings. Predators include; birds, reptiles, bats, spiders, and primates.

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San Antonio, Texas, USA

Spotted on Sep 27, 2018
Submitted on Sep 30, 2018

Spotted for Mission

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