Order Phasmatodea Jacobsen & Bianchi, 1902


About 150 Australian species are known, compared to aproximately 2500 species world-wide.

Family Phylliidae

Leaf insects and tooth-bearing stick insects. About 55 Australian species are known. Only 2 of the 8 sub-families are represented.

Family Phasmatidae

Typical stick insects. About 95 Australian species are known. Only 8 of the 10 sub-families are represented.

Family Timematidae

Not represented in Australia. The timematidae are exclusively North American.

Identification Key

There is an identification key available for the Australian Phasmatodea.

This is a work-in-progress. Don't expect too much at this stage.


If you want to go directly to a specific species, rather than wade through the taxonomy, there is a species list sorted by name.

There is also a taxonomy on a single page with the species sorted by name within family, sub family and genus.


The distribution map is a hot-linked index. By clicking on a highlighted area of the map, you may obtain a species list for that area.

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