Insect Camo

Take a look at the brown stuff all over the fronds of this young cabbage palm.  Looks to me like some dead plant matter got caught in there somehow.

Hmm.  Let’s peer a little closer.

Figured out yet what you’re looking at?

It’s a walking stick orgy: an uncountable number of mating pairs of two-lined walking sticks, Anisomorpha buprestoides, all piled on top of each other.  Toto, I don’t think we’re in Ohio anymore.