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Phasmids

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Stick and leaf insects (order Phasmatodea) are among the largest and most spectacular insects in Australia, but are rarely seen due to their excellent camouflage and habit of living high in the treetops. Australia is home to one species of true leaf insect and around 150 species of stick insect, including some of the world's largest.

  • Matthew Connors identified a sighting

    Sighting Pseudomantis albofimbriata, Werakata N P NSW

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    Sighted 23 Mar 2019
    Matthew Connors 24 March 2019
    Pseudomantis albofimbriata
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Mantodea: Mantidae: Pseudomantis: albofimbriata
    Common Names: Mantids, False Garden mantid
    Matthew Connors says

    Adult female - Irene, could you please add this to the Mantises Project? (and remove it from the Phasmids Project)

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  • Irene Richardson identified a sighting

    Sighting Pseudomantis albofimbriata, Werakata N P NSW

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    Sighted 23 Mar 2019
    Irene Richardson 24 March 2019
    Mantidae
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Mantodea: Mantidae
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  • Irene Richardson added a sighting

    Pseudomantis albofimbriata, Werakata N P NSW

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    Sighted 23 Mar 2019

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  • Glenda Walter described a sighting

    Sighting Phasmid pair, Toowoomba

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    Sighted 22 Mar 2019
    Glenda Walter 23 March 2019
    Tagged With phasmid
    Glenda Walter says

    Thanks for the advice, Matthew. I think the female is the same species, going by the end of the body. Which means that the male is too. I have a few sightings of this kind, small and large.

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  • Matthew Connors described a sighting

    Sighting Phasmid pair, Toowoomba

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    Sighted 22 Mar 2019
    Matthew Connors 23 March 2019
    Tagged With pachymorpha
    Matthew Connors says

    It could well be the same species as they are a little variable, but there are quite a few undescribed species around and it's not unreasonable to say they're different. If you compare the ends of the abdomens of the males or females you can usually tell whether they are the same or not

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  • Glenda Walter described a sighting

    Sighting Phasmid pair, Toowoomba

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    Sighted 22 Mar 2019
    Glenda Walter 23 March 2019
    Tagged With phasmid
    Glenda Walter says

    Thanks, Matthew. I think this is the same species you identified as an undescribed Pachymorpha for me some time ago, both male and female have been seen in this park although the previous male was larger than this little fellow. The male has vertical lines down his back - same one?

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  • Matthew Connors identified a sighting

    Sighting Phasmid pair, Toowoomba

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    Sighted 22 Mar 2019
    Matthew Connors 23 March 2019
    Pachymorpha
    (genus)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Phasmatodea: Diapheromeridae: Pachymorpha
    Matthew Connors says

    An undescribed but common Pachymorpha - despite the family it's listed under here I think these ones are within Phasmatidae at the moment (or are simply unplaced)

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  • Glenda Walter identified a sighting

    Sighting Phasmid pair, Toowoomba

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    Sighted 22 Mar 2019
    Glenda Walter 23 March 2019
    Phasmatidae
    (family)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Phasmatodea: Phasmatidae
    Glenda Walter says

    The female was about 10 cm long, the male a lot smaller. Can someone tell me what species they are, please?

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  • Glenda Walter added a sighting

    Phasmid pair, Toowoomba

    Phasmid pair

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    Sighted 22 Mar 2019
    Hartmann Reserve, Alderley St, Toowoomba 4350

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  • Matthew Connors identified a sighting

    Sighting Nicely-patterned Denhama

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    Sighted 21 Aug 2017
    Matthew Connors 6 March 2019
    Denhama
    (genus)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Phasmatodea: Phasmatidae: Denhama
    Matthew Connors says

    I assume this is a juvenile of the common species that is somewhat similar to D. gracilis

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