Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Diapheromera femorata (Say
Body only: male 75mm (3in.), female 95mm (3 3/4in.)
Very elongated, wingless. Male brown, female greenish brown. Antennae 2/3 length of body.
Cerci with one segment, often resembling palps at the tip of the abdomen.
Atlantic coast to northern Florida, west to New Mexico, north to Alberta
Deciduous woods and forests
Foliage of deciduous trees and shrubs, especially oaks and hazelnuts.
Females drop eggs singly on to the forest floor. Eggs overwinter in leaf litter hatch in the spring. Nymphs become adults during the summer and fall.
This species is native to the US and Canada. It is the most common species of Phasmid in North America.
When very numerous, they can severely defoliate trees.
Arment, pp. 21-23 (see also "Early Studies") (1)