Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A desert phasmid

His home
For the most part, our trip to Anza Borrego was pretty un-buggy. But on Sunday, we explored Palo Verde Wash, and in this little scrubby bush, I found a stick insect.

Desert stick insect
A skinny little guy with long antennas. I think he's of the genus Diapheromera, as near as I can tell.

His business
His "guy parts".

He blends in pretty well
Back in the bush he goes. Now you see him, now you don't.
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