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Walking Stick - Diapheromera femorata

Walking Stick - Diapheromera femorata
Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA
October 2, 2007
Size: 4-5 inches
I find Northern Walking sticks often in my yard but this is the first time I have ever seen one like this. I am hoping someone can give me the proper ID for it. The nearest I can come on the guide is A. magnaria and that is not a good match. Possibly this is a juvenile. If it is a Two Striped, I think Pennsylvania would be well out of it's range from what I have read. Then again, is it a female Northern Walking Stick? (Diapheromera femorata)

Appreciate any information I can get.


Gravid female.
This is the northern walkingstick, just a really gravid (egg-laden) female.

Walking stick
Thanks Eric. The more I looked at it and compared it to my Northern photos, the more I thought too that it was a female Northern. I guess I never came across a female that looked quite like it.


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