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walkingstick or not? - Ranatra

walkingstick or not? - Ranatra
Shelburne - found floating at edge of a pond (the fire station reserve water pond off Thompson road), Chittenden County, Vermont, USA
June 15, 2017
Size: 4 in. approx
This looked like a walkingstick to me, but an entomology student has suggested that it has sucking mouth parts and is different from a walkingstick in several other ways. Anyway, any ID help appreciated, and if it is possible to give the basis for ID, that is also appreciated!

Moved from ID Request.

Waterscorpion, Probably Ranat
Waterscorpion, Probably Ranatra sp.


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