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Walkingstick - Diapheromera femorata - male

Walkingstick - Diapheromera femorata - Male
Bayou George, Bay County, Florida, USA
Size: Very large 14.5 in.
This was taken 5 years ago in July. I have seen some large ones in the yard but none like this.

Moved from Diapheromera.

Moved from Diapheromeridae.

Moved from Walkingsticks.

WOW! Never seen one that big
WOW! Never seen one that big neither! Thanks for sharing!

Very Impressive!
Thanks for posting. BTW, you may want to change the date.

Must be
Megaphasma denticrus - Giant Walking Stick, our largest walkingstick. Info in the guide here

Not so sure.
This is a male stick insect, but I don't think it is Megaphasma, which are quite robust, and generally more colorful. This could even be something exotic.

Don't know if the size comes into play here
but this insect is certainly not 14.5 inches. We can easily reach from that spot on our forearm to the other spot on our biceps within one span of our hand, making it more like 8 inches (unless that's the arm of some NBA basketball star!)

From the crease in my inner arm to the base of my middle finger measures exactly 12 inches. That's my arm in the photo.

Also - I have never seen walkingsticks here in other than pale brown or almost black. None are colorful.

14.5 cm then for the bug from head to snout. Now we get it!

How many inches is it?

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