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!"

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."

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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