The Northern Walkingstick is native to the U.S. and Canada and is the most common species in North America. Walkingsticks feed on the leaves of many trees including oaks, hazelnuts, Black cherry and Black locust. Females drop eggs from tree tops in late summer - early fall. These eggs overwinter in leaf litter until they hatch in the spring. The nymphs will molt as they grow and will be full grown by late summer - early fall.
Eastern North America - south to northern Florida, west to New Mexico. Deciduous woods and forests.
Observed on Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum x superbum). Can be a pest - If large populations are present on the same tree, walkingsticks can injure or kill the tree.