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Pink-winged phasma
Podacanthus typhon
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pink-winged phasma
Scientific classification
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Genus:
Podacanthus
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P. typhon
Binomial name
Podacanthus typhon
Gray, (1835)

The pink-winged phasma (Podacanthus typhon) is a species of phasmid that is endemic to Australia.

Range

This species is endemic to Australia. More specifically, it is found along the South-East coast, in the Murray-Darling basin, New South Wales.

Identification

The meso thorax of the Pink-winged Phasma is reduced in size and has small spines. The large wings are attached to the mesothorax. Underneath the body are spines that cover a small part of the thorax and abdomen. The legs are reddish pink. P. typhon is a small stick insect compared to the titan stick insect. Its size is similar to the children's stick insect, reaching a length of about 110 mm.

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