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Discussion of 2018 gathering

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington


Genus Anisomorpha

Anisomorpha buprestoides Walkingstick - Anisomorpha buprestoides - female Twostriped Walkingstick Mating - Anisomorpha buprestoides - male - female Southern Two-striped Walkingstick - Anisomorpha buprestoides - male - female Anisomorpha Mated Anisomorpha - Anisomorpha Mated Anisomorpha - Anisomorpha Large Ranatra species? - Anisomorpha buprestoides - male - female
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.