Ghost Insect for Halloween

Buck and I were playing again at the Sugar Shack, just about to head down the sidewalk for sunset at the dock, when he said, "Look! It's a Spit Devil!"

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Sure enough, there it was on the old door. I grew up hearing them called "Spit in your Eyes" or "Walking Sticks." They are also known as "Ghost Insects," and belong to the order Phasmatodea, meaning "an apparation or phantom."

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It looks like a dry pine needle with legs, and can move quickly when disturbed, as I discovered! (But it did NOT spit in my eye. . . )

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