White's Stick Insect
Male, dorsal
White's Stick Insect
Male, close up
White's Stick Insect (Sipyloidea whitei)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Stick Insects (Phasmida)
Family: Stick Insect (Diapheromeridae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: White's Stick Insect (Sipyloidea whitei)
This Photo:     🔍Male, profile🔎

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

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~60mm long. Found at a night sheet.
When looking into what species it was we discovered that the shape of the anal segment, & whether it has wings or not, splits our stick insects into major groups.
The other thing that makes this one easy to identify is the black stripe running the full length down it's back ... well we couldn't check that exactly as the wings covered a lot of it

Copyright © 2021-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 13-Mar-2021
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.