Friday, July 17, 2015

Giant Walkingstick (Megaphasma denticrus)

Giant Walkingstick 
(Megaphasma denticrus)

Gaint Walkingsticks are usually credited with being the LONGEST insect in North America. This female's body is around five inches long, which is about average for a fully-grown female. Femoral spines on their mid and hind legs are diagnostic for this species according to BugGuide.




Lisa at Greenbow said...

I love these bugs. They are so interesting.