Here’s the walking stick!

Did you spot it? First I’ll show the original photo, then Mark’s reveal.

Mark’s reveal and notes:

Here she is! I also include another picture of her in the hand. The species is Diapheromera femorata.

12 Comments

  1. Posted June 3, 2019 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

    Oh, not one of these then?

    🐜

  2. ThyroidPlanet
    Posted June 3, 2019 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

    Very good!

  3. Mark R.
    Posted June 3, 2019 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

    When I first saw the photo, I knew I wouldn’t find it. I looked for a while and nothing. Thanks for the reveal.

  4. merilee
    Posted June 3, 2019 at 3:19 pm | Permalink

    You know it8s a girl?

    • Posted June 3, 2019 at 4:34 pm | Permalink

      Yes. The abdomen and the markings on the legs are different between males and females.

      • merilee
        Posted June 3, 2019 at 5:19 pm | Permalink

        Interesting. Should name her Twiggy. I’ve always loved stick bugs.

      • gravelinspector-Aidan
        Posted June 4, 2019 at 8:35 am | Permalink

        I’m having a flashback to a terrible disco in 1980s Essex.

  5. infiniteimprobabilit
    Posted June 3, 2019 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

    It’s a lot smaller than I thought.

    Very hard to judge scale in that photo!

    cr

  6. Posted June 3, 2019 at 7:49 pm | Permalink

    I would rate this one as “impossibly hard.”

  7. Posted June 4, 2019 at 8:04 am | Permalink

    There’s a branch behind and parallel to the stick insect that I stared out for a while trying to decide if that was it. I can’t believe I was so close but never saw it.


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