fir needle insectI was on a hike near Whistler in south western British Columbia, where I was about to brush what I thought was a fir needle. It was slowly moving across my hand. Is this a type of stick insect or assassin bug? I did notice a possible straight proboscis (about one fifth body length) on the underside.

It moved quite slowly for a predatory insect … ~4mm per second. I didn’t want to aggravate it too much and put it down on some fir needle-covered moss.   Peter

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