Dog-eared Stick Insect
Adult Male, abdomen "tail"
Children's Stick Insect
Male, whole
Dog-eared Stick Insect (Hyrtacus tuberculatus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Stick Insects (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 id of this species for us

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

Copyright © 2017-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 14-Dec-2017
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.