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Staci's Mystery Insect - Peruphasma schultei

Staci's Mystery Insect - Peruphasma schultei
Woodland, Yolo County, California, USA
October 24, 2016
Size: 3 inches long
Found on a door frame of a building in an urban area of a small city in the Central Valley of Northern California. The surrounding area is agricultural. it was moving sluggishly.

Moved from Walkingsticks.

Yes this is Peruphasma schult
Yes this is Peruphasma schultei! And it is feeding on privet, which is super common around here! Very interesting find!

I wonder if this is just a lone individual that was released, or whether there is an established population of them in the area?

Moved from ID Request.

walkingstick, but a weird one
Doesn't match up to any U.S. species I know of. Bears quite a resemblance to Peruphasma but that is only found in Peru

This species is also reared in captivity commonly, maybe it escaped from somewhere?

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