Podacanthus typhon Gray, 1833

Common Name:

Pink-winged Phasma


Gray, 1833
Fine pink colour which tinges the hyaline wings; the costal area is of a pale green, with the base pink; the tegmina are of a pale green, very much ridged in the centre, and darker in colour than the other parts; the legs are reddish pink, rather short; the anterior have elevated lines, while the four posterior ones are spined beneath; the mesothorax is very short, narrow before, and covered with numerous tubercles; the body long, yellowish at the base and pink at the tip, but the hypopygium or last ventral segment is green, with two leaflets at the tip, which are pinkish green; the head with three distinct stemmata. (from Gray, 1833)

See also a rather nice picture at the Australian Museum web site.


male and female volant

Campbell & Hadlington, 1967
Note parental placement of eggs. Note appearance of eggs. Note any common variations.


arborial. Canopy, mid, under, etc.

Note typical vegetation, e.g. tropical rainforest, temperate rainforest, grasslands, alpine, etc.

Similar Species:

Rearing Notes:

Note if this species has ever been reared. Note any suggestions for successful rearing.

For a stick insect with body length 110mm, to keep 2 adult females, you need a cage at least 500mm high, 250mm deep and 250mm wide.


SE coastal, Murray-Darling basin, NSW.


It is not known if this species is endangered, as there is insufficient sighting history.



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