Timema sp.
Stebbins Reserve, Solano County, California, USA

photograph © Alex Wild 2003

Timema are an ancient lineage of unusually stout stick insects. This Timema was photographed on a Toyon bush in the coast range of northern California. 

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This image was captured with a Canon EOS D60, with a Canon 100mm 2.8 Macro USM lens.