This northern walkingstick was almost missed as it perched, perfectly camouflaged as a twig on a prickly pear cactus in a field in Mission, Texas. This amazingly cool, herbivorous stick insect (also known as a phasmid) has a wide geographic range in North America, and can be found in all of the 38 states east of (and including) New Mexico and North Dakota, and can be found in the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec.
- Rich Leighton
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