Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Family Diapheromeridae

Walking Stick - Diapheromera carolina - male TX - Walkingstick (spiny) - Pseudosermyle strigata - female Walkingstick - Megaphasma denticrus Stick insect Diapheromera femorata - Northern Walkingstick - Diapheromera femorata - male 3023150 Phasmid - Diapheromera - female Northern Walkingstick - Diapheromera femorata - male - female Walking stick?
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)