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Incredible Walking Stick
Location: Patillas Puerto Rico
March 19, 2011 11:12 am
Thanks for your response to pictures of this stickbug i sent in January.
Here are some better pix.
Thanks for helping ID this amazing creature. About 7 inches long, half an inch wide, bright yellow green, with reddish tinges,(pic taken at night under flourescent lights)
Signature: 3t Vakil


Dear 3t Vakil,
Thanks for sending additional images of your Walkingstick.  Hopefully in the future we may be able to provide a species identification for you.  We tried to color correct your photos, but there is too much color pollution due to the poor lighting conditions.


Update:  March 20, 2011
Hello Daniel…FYI on that incredible walking stick,
“A rare endemic Puerto Rican female Phasmid called Diapherodes acalus.”  From: Lic. Alfredo D. Colón Archilla. San Juan, Puerto Rico
I found a great site www.phasmatodea.org/species/achalus_diapherodes_72.html that confirmed it.
Many thanks to both of you.
High Regards, 3t

We love that the common name is Caballo de San Pedro.

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