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Genus Anisomorpha

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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
2 spp. in our area(1), 4 spp. total(2)
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!)
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.