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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Genus Diapheromera

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Phasmida (Walkingsticks)
Family Diapheromeridae
Genus Diapheromera
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Diapheromera G. R. Gray, 1835
Explanation of Names
Greek "unequal" + "thigh" (Blatchley in Arment, p. 91 (1))
Numbers
with 10 spp. in the US, this is our largest phasmid genus(2); 14 spp. in 2 subgenera total(3)
Size
68-101 mm (D. femorata) (4)
Range
Nearctic; most diverse in TX and Mexico (3)
Print References
Arment, p. 19 (see also "Early Studies" therein) (1)
Helfer, pp. 23-24 (4)