Pink-winged phasma

Podacanthus typhon

The pink-winged phasma is a species of phasmid that is endemic to Australia.
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Appearance

The pink-winged phasma's body is primarily green, with a purple-red upper-abdomen along with blue wing joints and pink wings. The meso thorax is reduced in size and has small spines. The large wings are attached to the mesothorax. Underneath the set of wings 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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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderPhasmatodea
FamilyPhasmatidae
GenusPodacanthus
SpeciesTyphon
Photographed in
Australia