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Family Phasmatidae

Indian Stick Insect, Carausius morosus  - Carausius morosus Indian Stick Insect? - Carausius morosus - female Walking stick that wasn't. Maybe Carausius morosus? - Carausius morosus Western Short-horn Walkingstick in San Luis Obispo? - Carausius morosus Phasmid - Carausius morosus Walking stick - Carausius morosus unknown walking stick - Haplopus scabricollis Indian stick insect? - Carausius morosus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Phasmida (Walkingsticks)
Family Phasmatidae
Explanation of Names
Author: Gray, 1835
a single sp. in our area(1); a very large family, with ca. 160 genera worldwide(2)
all major zoogeographical regions(2); in our area, FL only(1)
One native species in FL, another species in CA, introduced from India with the pet trade and accidentally released.
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