COMMON NAME: WALKING STICKS
The Phasmatodae are elongated, sticklike insects with chewing mouthparts. Most are wingless or nearly so. Legs are long and spaced far apart. Antennae are long and many segmented. Metamorphosis is gradual, the life stages being the egg, nymph, and adult. Walkingsticks feed on the leaves of plants.
|Walking stick from display case in Waters Hall|
Diapheromera veli - common walkingsticks
size: 3-31/4 (77-83mm)
Habitat: Found on bushes or low herbage in sandy areas.
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