General Description

Body narrow and grey-brown. Wings long and grey-brown (males), or small and dark-coloured (females). Females are slightly longer than males. Up to 16 cm long.


This Stick Insect feeds on eucalypt leaves. Their bodies look like eucalypt twigs or stems and camouflage well against the plants they rest on. The female lays 3 mm long oval-shaped eggs that resemble plant seeds. The eggs drop to the forest floor during summer and hatch later the same year.


Eastern mainland Australia.


Heaths and woodlands, coastal and inland; open eucalypt forests

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