Saturday, July 11, 2015
This was a nice surprise in our yard, today. This is a pair of mating walkingsticks (Anisomorpha).
I've always been fascinated with this family of insects, as they are very unique in shape. The females are much larger that the males as can be seen in the photo below. This appears to be one of the "two-lined" species that can be found in north Georgia, and no doubt much of the southeast United States. Judging by the markings of the female, it appears that this is the Northern Two-lined Walkingstick(Anisomorpha ferrugenea).