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I found this insect and thought it was part of a tree at first, then it moved and so I knew it was an insect. I've never seen it before though so I am posting here hoping someone knows what it is.

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The location is North East US, during the day, in a tennis court surrounded by trees. The insect was clinging to the cover seen above (which covers the tennis court fence).

Any idea what this insect is called?

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    $\begingroup$ Good pics, clearly some kind of stick insect, someone will know it. Can you add info about your location etc, as much info as you can as suggested here? $\endgroup$ – Bryan Hanson Sep 20 at 16:24
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    $\begingroup$ Not posting as an answer since I am not an expert, but apparently Diapheromera femorata is the most common species across much of the US. $\endgroup$ – Bryan Hanson Sep 20 at 17:08
  • $\begingroup$ Bryan, I think you're right! I just googled "Common walkingstick" based on your link, and under image it shows the same exact one. I will accept an answer once you post it, thanks a million! $\endgroup$ – Wonka Sep 20 at 18:21
  • $\begingroup$ Let's try to draw the attention of @KarlKjer he will know for certain, the details to check... $\endgroup$ – Bryan Hanson Sep 20 at 19:19
  • $\begingroup$ It's really hard to identify species with a photo, and I suspect the user just wanted to know it is a walking stick. Thanks for the vote of confidence, but I' not an expert on walking sticks. $\endgroup$ – Karl Kjer Sep 20 at 20:30
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Alight, best guess, based on it being the most common species, a decent match in pictures, and a decent match to the description on Wikipedia is Diapheromera femorata, the common walking stick.

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