Northern Two-striped Walking Stick (Anisomorpha ferruginea)

Origin: Northern & Eastern United States
Sighted at: College Station, TX

I spent part of the Labor Day weekend in College Station, Texas, where one of my sisters recently moved. This big ol’ bug was sitting on the wall outside her apartment! The larger bug is a female of the species; there’s a male stick sitting on her back.

Walking sticks are some of the world’s longest bugs. The biggest can reach 22 inches long!