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Northern walkingstick

Diapheromera femorata

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Oak-maple forest

Notes:

I was excited to find this male because I found the female of this species earlier this fall: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/749.... According to herper.com 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 bugguide.net. (http://www.herper.com/insects/naphasmids......)

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KristalWatrous
Spotted by
KristalWatrous

College township, Pennsylvania, USA

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

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