Clitarchus (insect)

Clitarchus is a genus of stick insects in the Phasmatidae family and Phasmatinae sub-family.[1] This genus is the most common stick insect in New Zealand. It is found widely throughout the North Island and part of the South Island on kanuka and manuka, as well as various common garden plants[2].

Clitarchus hookeri mating pair.jpg
Clitarchus hookeri mating pair
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Phasmatodea
Infraorder: Anareolatae
Family: Phasmatidae
Subfamily: Phasmatinae
Genus: Clitarchus
Stål, 1875


There are currently three recognized species in this genus:


  1. ^ "Clitarchus Stål". Landcare Research. Retrieved 2012-03-28.
  2. ^ "Clitarchus". Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research. Retrieved 2018-08-22.

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