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Stick insect (Phasmida)Acrophylla titan

1 Titan Stick Insect at Doonan, QLD

Acrophylla titan at Doonan, QLD - 30 Sep 2018

Identification history

Stick insect (Phasmida) Acrophylla titan 2 Aug 2019 DonnaTomkinson
Stick insect (Phasmida) Anchiale austrotessulata 23 Jul 2019 michaelb
Unidentified 20 Jul 2019 JBudgie

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4 comments

jbudgen wrote:
   22 Jul 2019
Tessellated Stick-insect?

https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/2080646002
michaelb wrote:
   23 Jul 2019
Good suggestion Jane - I will leave it for someone more expert than me to confirm.
JBudgie wrote:
   1 Aug 2019
I think this is a female. Males are smaller, but have longer antennae. Males can also fly, whereas the females can't.
   2 Aug 2019
it's not a tessellated, it's a Juvenile Titan Stick Insect, Acrophylla titan, you can tell this by the shape of the cerci, in Anchiale the cerci are flat and rounded at the end, whereas in a Titan they are wavy. See this link with a photo of an Anchiale and info in the post from expert Matthew Connors. http://www.bowerbird.org.au/observations/61380

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Location information

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 29 Sep 2018 Recorded on
  • JBudgie Recorded by

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