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Brown and Yellow striped bug with a baby on its back spits posion - Anisomorpha buprestoides - male - female

Brown and Yellow striped bug with a baby on its back spits posion - Anisomorpha buprestoides - Male Female
Ocala , Marion County, Florida, USA
September 19, 2008
Size: 2 to 3 inches long
It spits something out. Im not sure if the baby or the parent did. I have no clue what this bug is. I hope someone can help. because they are all over my house.


thank you
thank you that's what they look like but their stripes are yellow. its the same exact bug though. thanks so much

There seems to be some variance...
in the stripe color.

Please look through THESE images already on BugGuide.

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yes there is some varience. They are the same bug. the smaller one is the male. I had no idea til I got the picture on here and people started replying. I have 2 small children and it bothered me when the bug spit at me. lol....Thank you guys for all your help. I feel better knowing what they are and how to handle them around my children.

One last thing... :)
I cropped your image to make the insect a little bigger and I also lightened it up some.

Have a great day and Welcome to BugGuide!

I think you have...
a pair of mating Two-striped Walkingsticks (Anisomorpha buprestoides)

Also known as Muskmare. Caut
Also known as Muskmare.
Caution: These insects emit a chemical for defense.
Reportedly can spray 30 cm. Very painful in the eyes.

See Article : Anisomorpha buprestoides

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