Dog-eared Stick Insect
Adult Male, head
Dog-eared Stick Insect
Adult Male, abdomen "tail"
Dog-eared Stick Insect (Hyrtacus tuberculatus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Stick Insects (Phasmida)
Family: Stick Insect (Phasmatidae)
Species: Dog-eared Stick Insect (Hyrtacus tuberculatus)
This Photo:     Adult Male, abdomen spines
Other name: Lobed-Abdomen Stick Insect

Thank you Matthew Connors for confirming the identification of this species

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee), in the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
The adult is about 50-55mm long

Copyright © 2017- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 14-Dec-2017
This species is a South Australian Native Species, not listed in the Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.