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Australian Stick Insects



Stick-Insects

Titan Stick Insect
(Acrophylla titan)
Titan Stick Insect
The Titan Stick Insect is one of the longest stick insects in Australia. (It used to be considered the longest, but Ctenomorpha gargantua discovered a few years ago is even longer). The Titan is a brown stick insect that does indeed look like a... Click to continue>
Stick Insect
(Ctenomorpha chronus)
Stick Insect
Ctenomorpha chronus is a large stick insect. Males are fully winged and can fly, while females are much larger with reduced wings. The wings are small and black with green leading edge. The head, prothorax (first segment of the thorax) and legs are... Click to continue>
Spur Legged Phasmid
(Didymuria violescens)
Spur Legged Phasmid
The Spur Legged Phasmid is a relatively small Australian stick insect. Males are greenish brown and females are green. Females have a broader abdomen and shorter antennae than the males. Males have fully developed wings and are capable of flight,... Click to continue>
Lord Howe Island Stick Insect
(Dryococelus australis)
Lord Howe Island Stick Insect
The Lord Howe Island Phasmid is a large flightless stick insect with a stout body. Males have narrower abdomen, longer and thicker antennae, and enlarged spiny hindlegs. Females have broader abdomen with ovipositor. Adult insects are dark brown with... Click to continue>
Goliath Stick Insect
(Eurycnema goliath)
Goliath Stick Insect
The Goliath Stick Insect is one of Australia's largest phasmids. It is green with some yellowish patches on the head, thorax and legs. The wings are green with red markings on the underside. underneath. Both adults and nymphs are well camouflaged.... Click to continue>
Spiny Leaf Insect
(Extatosoma tiaratum)
Spiny Leaf Insect
The Spiny Leaf Insect is not a true Leaf Insect, but a species of Stick Insect. It is variable in colour and can be green, light brown or reddish brown. It is covered in sharp spines and the legs have flattened leaf-like projections. The head has an... Click to continue>
Big-headed Stick Insect
(Megacrania alpheus)
Big-headed Stick Insect
The Big-headed Stick Insect (Megacrania alpheus) is very similar to The Peppermint Stick Insect (Megacrania batesii) and is considered by some authorities to be the same species. It is a stocky phasmid with relatively large head and short cerci.... Click to continue>
Peppermint Stick Insect
(Megacrania batesii)
Peppermint Stick Insect
The Peppermint Stick Insect (Megacrania batesii) is a bluish-green coloured stick insect. When disturbed they emit a milky substance with a peppermint smell from a gland at the front of the thorax. They use only their front two pairs of legs for... Click to continue>
Crown Stick Insect
(Onchestus rentzi)
Crown Stick Insect
The Crown Stick Insect is dark brown or dark grey. The wings are blackish with white checkered pattern or white bands parallel to the curve of the wing. They get their name from a lumpy protuberance on the top of the head like a crown. The crown is... Click to continue>
Pink-winged Phasma
(Podacanthus typhon)
Pink-winged Phasma
The Pink-winged Phasma has striking pink wings with reddish pink veins and green leading edge. The front pair of wings are short and green. The wing covers are pale green and ridged in the centre. The legs are reddish pink and fairly short. The... Click to continue>
Children's Stick Insect
(Tropidoderus childrenii)
Children's Stick Insect
Children’s Stick Insect is a medium sized stick insect. Females are larger and bulkier than males, and usually green, but can also be pinkish or cream. The wings are yellowish with bright patches of yellow and blue at the base. Males are slender and... Click to continue>


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