Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Green Thing May 2014

Check this thing out. I've been researching it but haven't had the time to write about it. The more I read about it, the more complicated and fascinating it gets.  Thought I would give you a chance to ponder this mystery before I get my writing shoes on.  For reference, it was about 2 cm long (not including antennae), was hanging vertically on my Adirondack chair on my porch on the Dipper Ranch in May. I have never seen one before.


  1. Interesting... Try posting a photo to BugGuide...

  2. Yours looks like a female. After a hike once, we found a brown one hanging onto a pack after getting back to JO's house. It was a male, with asymmetric genitalia (!). I took some dissecting scope images before we returned him. In 2012 we found a pair together.

    Stop reading if you don't want to know what it is yet...

    There's a key here: http://www.herper.com/insects/timema.html


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