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Unidentified Stick Insect at Shoalhaven Heads Bushcare

PHASMATODEA at Shoalhaven Heads Bushcare - 23 Sep 2017
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Identification history

Ctenomorpha marginipennis 25 Jan 2020 KimPullen
Unidentified 15 Jan 2020 gerringongTB

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Author's notes

Very large "stick insect" on verandah decking board.

6 comments

   16 Jan 2020
Thanks Mike.
Is that as specific as science allows? Or are there many types which have been lumped together as Phasmatodea, with no second defining Latin name?
   16 Jan 2020
Have a go at typing "stick insect" into the Quick Search box, select one of the species and have a look. One of them is close to yours. John.
   16 Jan 2020
The distinguishing features between the two or three species hereabouts are subtle; you photo might not reveal such. (Perhaps you still have it corralled?) They live in the higher branches of trees and tend to be blown out in high winds. It's to where they need to be returned.
   16 Jan 2020
No, I gently put it onto the bark of a large eucalyptus tree and it steadily made its way up the tree.
Interestingly you , Mike, did not comment on the fact that I put a rule into the photograph to indicate the size of the insect. Are they all large? Obviously the Goliath species is "big".
   16 Jan 2020
ID is less to do with size and more to do with the relative positions of its anatomy.
   17 Jan 2020
OK, now I understand a bit more.
Thank you for continuing the interaction.

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Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at Shoalhaven Heads Bushcare - 24 Mar 2020 by Andrejs
Limosa lapponica (Bar-tailed Godwit) at Shoalhaven Heads Bushcare - 24 Mar 2020 by Andrejs
Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairy-wren) at Shoalhaven Heads Bushcare - 24 Mar 2020 by Andrejs
Hirundo neoxena (Welcome Swallow) at Shoalhaven Heads Bushcare - 24 Mar 2020 by Andrejs
Todiramphus sanctus (Sacred Kingfisher) at Shoalhaven Heads Bushcare - 24 Mar 2020 by Andrejs
Biprorulus bibax (Spined citrus bug) at Shoalhaven Heads Bushcare - 1 Jan 2020 by gerringongTB
Anas castanea (Chestnut Teal) at Shoalhaven Heads Bushcare - 25 Dec 2019 by Andrejs
Austroscolia soror (Austroscolia soror) at Shoalhaven Heads Bushcare - 28 Feb 2019 by gerringongTB
Psilogramma casuarinae (Privet Hawk Moth) at Shoalhaven Heads Bushcare - 20 Feb 2019 by gerringongTB
Ischnura heterosticta (Common Bluetail) at Shoalhaven Heads Bushcare - 16 Jan 2019 by gerringongTB
Ardea alba (Great Egret) at Shoalhaven Heads Bushcare - 21 Oct 2018 by KumikoCallaway
Cosmodes elegans (Green Blotched Moth) at Shoalhaven Heads Bushcare - 5 May 2018 by gerringongTB
Cruria synopla at Shoalhaven Heads Bushcare - 16 Mar 2018 by gerringongTB
Caedicia simplex (Common Garden Katydid) at Shoalhaven Heads Bushcare - 9 Jan 2018 by gerringongTB
TETTIGONIIDAE (Katydid) at Shoalhaven Heads Bushcare - 9 Jan 2018 by gerringongTB
Acalolepta sp. (Longhorn beetle) at Shoalhaven Heads Bushcare - 20 Oct 2017 by gerringongTB
Haliaeetus leucogaster (White-bellied Sea-eagle) at Shoalhaven Heads Bushcare - 13 Sep 2017 by gerringongTB
Zosterops lateralis (Silvereye) at Shoalhaven Heads Bushcare - 22 Sep 2014 by Andrejs
Neochmia temporalis (Red-browed Finch) at Shoalhaven Heads Bushcare - 20 Sep 2014 by Andrejs
Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Shoalhaven Heads Bushcare - 20 Sep 2014 by Andrejs
Melithreptus lunatus (White-naped Honeyeater) at Shoalhaven Heads Bushcare - 20 Sep 2014 by Andrejs

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 23 Sep 2017 11:27 AM Recorded on
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