Podacanthus keyiCommon name: Key's Stick Insect

Meaning of name: Unknown.

Distribution: Found in Western and South Australia.

Remarks: This species can grow to 11 centimetres long. The living specimen was found in November in a Eucalyptus marginata (Jarrah) tree. The dead specimen was found in April under the same species of tree.

The pink wings of this dead specimen indicate that it is female. Males have white wings.

The living specimen has not yet reached adulthood and the wings are not yet fully developed.

References: The Complete Field Guide to Stick and Leaf Insects of Australia. Paul D Brock and Jack W Hasenpusch. 2009

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