Rough Pachymorpha Stick Insect
White's Stick Insect
|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, dorsal🔎|
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