Diapheromera femorata is commonly found east of the Rocky Mountains. They can live northward into Canada and southward as far as New Mexico (Swan 1972). The walking stick lives where it can best integrate its camouflage; in the deciduous trees and shrubs that it eats.

Figure 2. Deciduous forest much like any forest Diapheromera femorata calls home.    forestryimages.org

     The brown to greenish coloration of the walking stick, along with its morphological similarities to twigs, allows it to blend into a deciduous forest environment well. There are an abundant number of other species that live in the same forests including mammals like  eastern chipmunks (Tamias Striatus), numerous species of birds and an abundant amount of other insects (Wirth 2005).