CLASS: Insecta; ORDER: Phasmatodea; FAMILY: Phasmatidae; GENUS: Podacanthus
SPECIES: typhon; COMMON NAME Pink-winged Phasma
The pink-winged phasma has striking pink wings with reddish pink veins and a green leading edge. The front pair of wings are short and green. The wing covers are pale green and ridged in the centre. The mesothorax is short and narrow with numerous tubercles. The body is long and pink above with the last segment green, with two long thin cerci. Both males and females can fly.
It grows to a length of up to 20mm and feeds on leaves of various species of Eucalyptus trees. It is endemic to south-east Australia, in New South Wales and Victoria. The eggs are small and ribbed with a knob on the end and look a bit like tiny pineapples.
My thanks to 'ozanimals' for the above information and Wikipedia for the photos.