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.
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.
- 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