Spur-legged Stick Insect
Mating
Ellura
Spur-legged Stick Insect
Adult Female, Head, dorsal
 
                      
Spur-legged Stick Insect (Didymuria violescens)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Stick Insects (Phasmida)
Family: Stick Insect (Phasmatidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Spur-legged Stick Insect (Didymuria violescens)
This Photo:     🔍Adult Female, Wings🔎

Thank you Ethan Beaver & 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
The only one we measured was the Adult Female on Ellura at only ~57mm long (excluding appendages).
This is very small compared to the expected 75-110mm.
As can be seen from the mating shot, they can be quite brown, but still with green highlights; or they can be completely green. The colour isn't gender specific (ie you can get brown females & green males).
In regards to the Male nymph, Aidan said "One moult until adulthood"

Copyright © 2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 20-Feb-2022
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.