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PSG 133 Parectatosoma hystrix

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PSG Number 133
Species Name Parectatosoma hystrix
Author (Describer) Wood-Mason
Year Described 1879
Subfamily Anisacanthinae
Locality Madagascar
Culture Status Lost from culture
Reproduction Sexual
Wings Wings but cannot fly/glide
Female Size (mm) 75
Male Size (mm) 60
Foodplants Bramble, Hypericum, Salal
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Previous Names
Difficulty Rating* Easy
Warnings* Chemical defence spray,Sharp spines

* 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.

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