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Prairie Walkingstick

This Prairie Walkingstick made its way to a dry perch when I watered the flowers early in the morning. She stayed there motionless the rest of the day, then moved on during the night. It has been many years since I have seen one of these interesting, awkward insects.

Prairie Walkingsticks vary in color and size. Females are long a green, males are short and brown. They cannot fly and are not built for jumping. They are perfectly camouflaged, compensating for their immobility.

Prairie Walkingsticks are herbivores. They prefer native prairie vegetation. They may remain still all day and graze at night.

For more Prairie Walkingstick information:
The Enigmatic Stick Insect
Prairie Walkingstick (Diapheromera velii)

Nikon D500 Tokina 100 mm f/2.8