Rough Pachymorpha Stick Insect
S1, Male, posterior, ventral
Rough Pachymorpha Stick Insect
S1, Male, ventral
Rough Pachymorpha Stick Insect (Pachymorpha squalida)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Stick Insects (Phasmida)
Family: Stick Insect (Diapheromeridae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Rough Pachymorpha Stick Insect (Pachymorpha squalida)
This Photo:     S1, Male, posterior, ventral

Thank you Aidan Beutel for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
Between ~41mm & ~45mm long males.
Range extensions of the species.
It is quite orange compared with other specimens; which tend to be grey-brown.
We've since found one at Ellura that has the typical grey colour. We actually miss-ided our grey one at Ellura as Hyrtacus tuberculatus. They are similar, but looking at the antennae length, tubercle size and posterior shape you can see there a significant differences.

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This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.