Wild Florida Photo - Anisomorpha buprestoides

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Anisomorpha buprestoides


Florida native


This is the most common stick insect in Florida, found from the panhandle to the keys. The range extends through the southeastern coastal states from Mississippi to South Carolina.
Two-striped walking sticks are large and stouter than most stick insects. Females average 6.8 cm (2-2/3 in.) in length, the smaller and more slender males average 4.2 cm (1-2/3 in.) long. The smaller male is often found joined to and riding on the back of the female.
Throughout most of their range Anisomorpha buprestoides are brown with three conspicuous black stripes. A distinctly different black and white color form is found only in the Ocala National Forest scrub.

Anisomorpha buprestoides is a member of the Pseudophasmatidae - Striped Walkingsticks family.

For more information on this species, visit the following link:
University of Florida IFAS Featured Creatures page for this species

Date record last modified:
Dec 13, 2009