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Stick Insects

The Pink-winged Stick-Insect and the Short-Winged Stick-Insect are common species in Perth gardens.

Other invertebrates Bushland

Noongar Names: Not known

Scientific Name: Order Phasmatodea

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Threats: Habitat loss and predation by cats and foxes

Will they visit?: Stick Insects visit home gardens located near large reserves

Natural Distribution: Common and widespread throughout the South West and Perth region

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Hidden in the foliage of trees and shrubs

Diet: Gum Leaves

Water: Not required

ReWild Benefit: Control of plant growth

ReWild Benefits

Stick Insects are often prey for other wildlife in our urban areas. If do spot a Stick Insect, you can record your sighting on the Atlas of Living Australia!

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