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Southern Two Striped Walking Stick

Anisomorpha ferruginea


Looks like a stick.


Their natural habitat is woodlands and forested areas where there are many broadleaf trees. They live on the foliage of shrubs and bushes and on tree stems.


This species can squirt a strong-smelling defensive “acidic” spray that is painfully irritating to the eyes and mucous membranes. They can spray as far away as a foot in distance, so you should handle them carefully and away from your face.

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TTaylor 7 years ago

Thank you!

ForestDragon 7 years ago

Very cool find! I moved this to the Arthropods section for you.

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Georgia, USA

Spotted on Oct 6, 2013
Submitted on Oct 7, 2013

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