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Genus Diapheromera

Northern Walking Stick - Diapheromera femorata - male Walking Stick - Diapheromera femorata - male walkingstick? - Diapheromera femorata Stick Insect - Diapheromera femorata - male Walking Stick 091214 - Diapheromera femorata Prairie Walkingstick - Diapheromera velii Diapheromera femorata - male Northern Walkingstick - Diapheromera femorata - female
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)