Diapheromera femorata

Diapheromera femorata
Common Walkingstick

Diapheromera femorata: Taxonomy | Photographs

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Diapheromera femorata Diapheromera femorata - Although this adult male walkingstick appears to have only four legs, its two foremost legs are actually extended forward along its antennae to enhance its twig-like camouflage.
Tallahassee, FL
June 15, 2002
Photo contributed by Josh Hillman
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Photo added to site: Aug 7 2002


Diapheromera femorata Diapheromera femorata - This is a close-up view of the male's terminal claspers, used to hold onto the female's abdomen during mating.
Tallahassee, FL
June 15, 2002
Photo contributed by Josh Hillman
Full-sized photo: 75 kB
Photo added to site: Aug 7 2002


Diapheromera femorata Diapheromera femorata - This is the head of the same walkingstick as in the above photo.
Tallahassee, FL
June 15, 2002
Photo contributed by Josh Hillman
Full-sized photo: 63 kB
Photo added to site: Aug 7 2002


Diapheromera femorata Diapheromera femorata - This is a close-up view of the eye of the same walkingstick as in the above photo. You can also see how and where the antennae and foremost legs attach to the walkingstick.
Tallahassee, FL
June 15, 2002
Photo contributed by Josh Hillman
Full-sized photo: 59 kB
Photo added to site: Aug 7 2002


Diapheromera femorata Diapheromera femorata - This larval female walkingstick has lost her middle pair of legs. During the larval stage, the walkingstick will regenerate the legs.
Tallahassee, FL
July 15, 2001
Photo contributed by Josh Hillman
Full-sized photo: 163 kB
Photo added to site: Mar 30 2002