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PSG 370 Melophasma antillarum

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PSG Number 370
Species Name Melophasma antillarum Guadeloupe
Author (Describer) Caudell
Year Described 1914
Subfamily Prisopodinae
Locality Guadeloupe, Leeward Is, Lesser Antilles
Culture Status In culture
Reproduction Sexual
Wings Wings but cannot fly/glide
Female Size (mm) 80
Male Size (mm) 50
Foodplants Bramble, Beech, Raspberry, Hypericum, Guava, Gaultheria
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Difficulty Rating* Medium

* 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.