The Florida two-striped walking stick (Anisomorpha buprestoides) is a large, brown insect that is native to the southeastern United States. It is the most common stick insect in Florida and can be found in a variety of habitats, including forests, woodlands, and urban areas.
Adult two-striped walking sticks are about 2-3 inches long and have two distinct white stripes running down their backs. They are excellent at camouflage and can blend in well with their surroundings. Walking sticks are herbivores and feed on a variety of plants, including leaves, twigs, and flowers.
Female two-striped walking sticks lay their eggs in the fall. The eggs overwinter and hatch in the spring. The nymphs look like miniature adults and go through several molts before reaching maturity.