Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Walkingstick

This is a northern walkingstick (Diapheromera femorata). DH photographed him about 2:00 a.m. the other day. As you can see, he’s missing a leg from his second set, but is able to move along just fine.

Northern Walkingstick

2 comments:

kay susan said...

What a strange creature. How long is it?

Conni said...

He was 3” long. Female walkingsticks are 3 ¾” long and greenish brown in color. In a tree, these insects would be difficult for predatory birds to differentiate from surrounding twigs.