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Mating Session? - Anisomorpha buprestoides - male - female

Mating Session? - Anisomorpha buprestoides - Male Female
Inverness, Citrus County, Florida, USA
September 17, 2013
Size: 4"

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Take care around these. Members of this genus can deliver a chemical spray to the eyes that can cause corneal damage.

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Mating Walking Stick insects
That's good to know...We were peering at them very close on and totally unaware of potential harm.

 
I've...
kept this species before in captivity and yes, the females will spray a noxious chemical at you when she feels threatened. As long as you wear goggles and keep her calm it is no big deal, just don't harass the insect and you will be fine.

Mating pair of stick insects
Two striped walkingstick.

 
Mating Walking Stick insects
Thank you. Beautiful creatures!

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