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Family Diapheromeridae

walking stick? - Diapheromera femorata Diapheromora walking-stick - Diapheromera arizonensis - male stick insect - Pseudosermyle - female Walkingsticks - Diapheromera femorata - male - female Northern Walkingstick immature - Diapheromera femorata Human habitation 3 - Diapheromera femorata Phasmatodea-megaphasma(?) mating - male - female Manomera tenuescens - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Phasmida (Walkingsticks)
Family Diapheromeridae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
according to recent studies (Bradler 2009), this group is polyphyletic, so taxonomic changes are to be expected
Numbers
by far the largest family in our area, with 19 spp. in 6 genera(1) and ca. 130 genera worldwide(2)
Range
tropical and warm temperate areas worldwide(2)