This page contains pictures and information about the Dark-winged Stick
Insects that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
- Body length 70mm, male
- This is a very thin stick insect, pale mottled brown in colour with dark
brown patterns along its body. We found in stick insect in Ford Road Conservation Area
during mid summer Jan 2009. During summer 2008-2009, there were abundant of Tessellated
in Brisbane's bushlands. When we saw
the stick insect, We thought
it was just another Tessellated
Phasmatid and did not pay much
attention on it. We found out it was an uncommon species when we came home and
looked at the photos on larger screen.
- The stick insect is mottled dark brown colour. Iits antenna is about the same length as its body.
- 1. Insects
of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University
Press, 2nd Edition 1991, p 400.
- 2. Grasshopper
Country - the Abundant Orthopteroid Insects of Australia, D Rentz,
UNSW Press, 1996, p253.
- 3. Sipyloidea
sp. - Insects of Townsville, Australia - Graeme Cocks
- 4. The
Complete Field Guide to Stick and Leaf Insects of Australia - Paul D. Brock and Jack W. Hasenpusch, CSIRO PUBLISHING,
- 5. Species
Mesaner sarpedon (Westwood, 1859) - Australian Biological Resources Study, Australian Faunal Directory,
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