Dog-eared Stick Insect
Adult Male, abdomen "tail"
Children's Stick Insect
Male, whole
Dog-eared Stick Insect (Hyrtacus tuberculatus)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Joint Leg (Arthropoda) - Insect (Insecta)
Order: Stick Insect (Phasmida)
Family: Stick Insect (Phasmatidae)
Species: Dog-eared Stick Insect (Hyrtacus tuberculatus)
This Photo:     Adult Male, ventral
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
The adult is about 50-55mm long

Copyright © 2017- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 14-Dec-2017
This species is an Australian Native Species