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A small, slender insect that looks similar to a walkingstick but has front legs similar to a praying mantis. This individual was about 2.5 cm long. It's in the assassin bug family.
Flowerbed in my yard.
I knelt to look at a ground plant for moth larvae and found this tiny insect by chance. It was rather slow-moving, and stayed on my hand and arm for quite some time before I put him back where I found him. This was a life insect for me !
Spotted on Oct 1, 2013
Submitted on Oct 10, 2013
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