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Hi Michael,

I am not an expert on the names of insects, but it sounds like you are describing one of the stick bug varieties. I saw several different ones while living in Costa Rica. Unfortunately the film loops of the insect photos is no longer working. I have a couple of good photos.

Below are links to three of the stickbugs that I saw while in Costa Rica. There was a fourth one that I saw that was larger than the size of my face (and the large one shown below). It had super skinny legs and body and moved very fast, so I was unable to get a clear photo of it. This one was about a foot from my head on my bed one morning when I awakened. After that experience I decided it would probably to get a mosquito net for my bed.

Hope this helps.



Michael Wondergem

At my vacation home in Atenas, CR, I just found a -for me - unusual insect. It looks like a very thin twig or more like a piece of hay. It has four legs and the front and back look almost the same. When disturbed it moves into an aggressive stance. I am unable to find a match on the internet. Could you please tell me what I have? Thank you very much.

carol hernandez

Hi. Be very careful.The picture you have shown for the extended mateing is not 2 insects. Its a velvet ant or cow killer and thier sting is very painfull. They are a parasite of other bees or wasps.

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