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Northern walkingstick

Diapheromera femorata


Male walking stick found on the trunk of a standing dead oak tree. Photographed in the hand of my 2 year old, so it really isn't as enormous as it looks - body maybe 4-5 inches long.


Oak-maple forest


I was excited to find this male because I found the female of this species earlier this fall: According to there are only two species of walking sticks found in PA: Diapheromera femorata and Anisomorpha ferruginea. This one is not A. ferruginea, and looks like a match with D. femorata on (

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College township, Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Oct 28, 2011
Submitted on Oct 29, 2011

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