Walking Stick Insects have been showing up on my deck starting in early fall. I see lots of these insects here in the Ouachita National Forest of Arkansas.

Walking Stick Insect On My Deck
Walking Stick Insect On My Deck

Something I read is that Walking Stick Insect eggs resemble seeds scattered about the forest floor. I have swept tiny seed like things from my deck and now I am wondering if these are eggs.

These insects like the side of my house and my deck. I find them hanging on my screen windows and walking across my deck. I leave them alone most of the time, even though they are very destructive to trees. I do sometimes have to move them to keep from stepping on them.

If you look close you can see an inch worm in front of the Walking Stick insect.

How I Got The Shot – Walking Stick Insect

I was hand holding a Canon EOS 7D Mark II with the Canon EF 100 – 400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens attached.

Camera Settings

  • AV Mode
  • Back-button Focus
  • Aperture f8
  • ISO 320
  • Shutter speed – 1/3200 of a second
  • Auto White Balance
  • Single Point, Continuous Auto Focus
  • Evaluative Metering
  • Focal Length – 278 mm