Highly mimetic of dry briar leaves. This female has no wings. This brown spiny phasmid has become a popular pet.
Arboreal. Found on Eucalyptus, Common in Queensland. This stick insect was bred in captivity from an egg and does not survive Victorian winters if kept outdoors.
Males are very different, thin and winged. They were once thought to be a different species. Females are parthenogenic with un-mated eggs producing daughters only. Photos taken on citrus tree - not a foodplant. Although called a leaf insect, it is a true stick insect. Pic 4 is a hatchling, imitating the red headed meat ant. Pic 5 is the male with wings set outspread. Pic #6 is the egg with frenulum.