The other day the wind was howling and the rain was coming down hard. I opened the window to close the outside shutters and this fellow walked right in. I don’t remember seeing an insetto stecco, or what we call a walking stick bug in English, since I was a little kid. He must have been blown up to the second storey window by the strong wind. We gently picked it up and returned it to a protected spot in the garden so he could continue his walk in a more appropriate environment. Although I’m sure he was pleased to find a dry spot indoors!
Peter @ italyMONDO! says
Yikes! I don't know if we would have had the same end in my house – I have a [little] phobia of bugs!!!
Ciao Peter! I understand you on that. I have a phobia of cockroaches that makes me do ridiculous things. All other bugs I'm pretty much fine with, although I do kill just about everything that shows up in the house. This one was fun since it had been so long since I'd seen one. But let's just say it wasn't me in the "we" that carried it down to the garden. 🙂
one time on a rainy day I found one on my car window…we took it to daycare where all the kids were fascinated by it…and then the daycare lady let it go. But I thought it was great because I had never seen a stick insect up close. Very cool. I actually scooped it up into my daughters bug collector kit. I'm just glad it was empty.
Laura, I'm sorry, I don't mean to laugh, but me and my brother are literally rolling around…are stick insects really called walking stick bugs in the US? That is so funny!
Ciao Lucia! I bet the kids were excited! It is such a strange bug. Hum, rainy day for me, rainy day for your story. Wonder if they tend to come out in the rain? Thanks for sharing!
Hey there Charlie! Laugh away… because it is a silly name! Yes, in the states I have only ever heard them referred to as walking sticks. Isn't that great? How could you not like a bug with such a great and descriptive name? Are they just called stick bugs in England?
Chef Chuck says
Yes,that looks like a stick bug! They hide well in trees. Cool little creature !
Fun post! 🙂
Ciao Chuck! They are cool little bugs … as far as bugs go. 🙂
Ciao Amber! Thanks! You never know what the wind will blow in here. 🙂