Tuesday, October 13, 2020

October 13, 2020

I am a Southern Two-striped Walkingstick, 
Sometimes I'm called "the devil's darning needle"
I discharge a secretion to defend myself
Against birds, mice, and beetles and people.

Caution: These bugs can and will aim for eyes, which although won't kill you, can hurt very badly.

Location: Fellsmere, my house

Sources: http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/misc/walkingstick.htm

Photo and text © 2020 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

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