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Genus Anisomorpha

Big fat one - Anisomorpha buprestoides - female Anisomorpha buprestoides? - Anisomorpha buprestoides - male - female walking stick - Anisomorpha - male - female Anisomorpha Unknown - Anisomorpha - male - female Large Ranatra species? - Anisomorpha buprestoides - male - female the bug1.jpg - Anisomorpha - female Anisomorpha buprestoides - male - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Phasmida (Walkingsticks)
Family Pseudophasmatidae (Striped Walkingsticks)
Genus Anisomorpha
Explanation of Names
Anisomorpha Gray 1835
Numbers
2 spp. in our area(1), 4 spp. total(2)
Range
Nearctic, Mesoamerica, Hispaniola, and Venezuela(2); in our area(3)(4):
A. buprestoides se. US, mostly Coastal Plain from SC to e. TX
A. ferruginea DE - IL - ?NE - n. Gulf States (not in FL!)
Remarks
Members of this genus can deliver a chemical spray to the eyes that can cause corneal damage (see references in(4))
Print References
Hebard, M. 1943. The Dermaptera, and Orthopterous families Blattidae, Mantidae, and Phasmidae of Texas. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 68: 239-310.