Spur-legged Stick Insect
Adult Female, Anal Appendage
Dog-eared Stick Insect
S1 Male, dorsal
|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, ventral🔎|
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"