Children's Stick Insect
Male, Body
Children's Stick Insect
Male, Wings (closed)
Children's Stick Insect (Tropidoderus childrenii)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Stick Insects (Phasmida)
Family: Stick Insect (Phasmatidae)
Species: Children's Stick Insect (Tropidoderus childrenii)
This Photo:     Male, Head & Neck

Thank you Ethan Beaver for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Named after zoologist John George Children, not because children like them.
More details about him can be found here John George Children
Thank you to Frank Prinz & Martin Lagerwey for the link; via Bowerbird.

Copyright © 2013- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 28-Jan-2013
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.