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Juvenile Two-Striped Walkingsticks - Anisomorpha buprestoides

Juvenile Two-Striped Walkingsticks - Anisomorpha buprestoides
Jupiter Ridge Natural Area, Palm Beach County, Florida, USA
February 1, 2007
Size: ~3 cm (each)
Adults have been sighted at this location before. This close-up shows the pronotal gland (the opening on the thorax parallel with the eye) where the walkingstick expels it's defensive excretion

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Juvenile Two-Striped Walkingsticks - Anisomorpha buprestoides Juvenile Two-Striped Walkingsticks - Anisomorpha buprestoides

Anisomorpha buprestoides
I have been looking for florida walkingstiks - so far no luck. Can you give me some advice on how and where to look for? Pozdrawiam, Wojtek

 
They can be tough to spot...
Hi Wojciech,

I usually spot them on lower weedy places. Many times they are quite conspicuous when found on a man-made structure like a wall. These young ones, however, where found on several occasions on dead palmetto fronds that were lying on the ground. And they were almost always on the underside...however, this could have something to do with the time of year and the cooler weather.

Good luck! And exercise patience - It took me a few trips down to finally find/photograph them, and so far I STILL have yet to find the Grizzled Mantid...

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