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Genus Diapheromera

Phasmatodea Megaphasma denticrus? - Diapheromera femorata Unknown Stick Insect - Diapheromera femorata Walking stick - Diapheromera femorata a very young Walkingstick - Diapheromera femorata walkingstick sp - Diapheromera Northern Walkingstick - Diapheromera femorata - female Diapheromera femorata Stick Insect - Diapheromera velii 5367 - Diapheromera - male
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Phasmida (Walkingsticks)
Family Diapheromeridae
Genus Diapheromera
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Diapheromera G. R. Gray, 1835
Explanation of Names
Greek "unequal" + "thigh" (Blatchley in Arment, p. 91 (1))
Numbers
with 10 spp. in the US, this is our largest phasmid genus(2); 14 spp. in 2 subgenera total(3)
Size
68-101 mm (D. femorata) (4)
Range
Nearctic; most diverse in TX and Mexico (3)
Print References
Arment, p. 19 (see also "Early Studies" therein) (1)
Helfer, pp. 23-24 (4)