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PSG 249 Metriophasma (Metriophasma) diocles

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PSG Number 249
Species Name Metriophasma (Metriophasma) diocles
Author (Describer) Westwood
Year Described 1859
Subfamily Xerosomatinae
Locality Panama
Culture Status In culture
Reproduction Sexual
Wings Can fly or glide
Female Size (mm) 80
Male Size (mm) 60
Foodplants Araceae.
Vernacular Names
Previous Names Metriophasma diocles
Difficulty Rating*

* Please note the warnings and difficulty rating are intended as an indicator only. The warnings are not an exhaustive list and other potentially dangerous behaviour may be exhibited by phasmids that is not listed here. Phasmids are wild creatures and should be treated with respect and handled with caution. Adults should always supervise children when handling phasmids.