Walking stick ID?

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Arachnobaron
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I'm sure some one does, but they haven't been available lately, just be patient.
 

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Hi!
That looks like a female Diapheromera femorata. Beautiful brown color! They're usually green. She may be moulting soon. Here's a caresheet for them.
Nice find! I've only seen one in the wild and I've lived in Ca my entire life.
 

What

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thanks for the ID!

The walking sticks were all over on the roads and plants of Borrego springs. It was quite a sight...
 

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Wow what plants were they on. I am in CA, wonder if I can find any of these. On the other hand, if you can still get em I'd love to get my hands on them.
 
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What

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The first one I found was on a small oak tree. Most of the rest were on general shrubs and bushes...

On another note, I believe she is laying eggs(ova?)... :rolleyes:
 

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Well if you ever end up with too many I know someone who will take them off your hands. ;)
 

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That is not Diapheromera. There's a good book on native phasmids by Chad Arment you can get from Amazon.com that has details on over 40 US phasmids.
 

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I would really like to find one of the Timema species. I've been looking when I go hiking but I think they're kind of rare in my area.
I wonder what kind of stick you found if it's not a Diapheromera. I guess there are quite a few species of sticks here in California.
 

Mr. Mordax

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Well if you ever end up with too many I know someone who will take them off your hands. ;)
Careful what you say, unless that someone is in California ;)

By the way, What, that's a really cool specimen you've found. :D
 
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