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PSG 18 Heteropteryx dilatata

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PSG Number 18
Species Name Heteropteryx dilatata
Author (Describer) Parkinson
Year Described 1798
Subfamily Heteropteryginae
Locality West Malaysia
Culture Status In culture
Reproduction Sexual
Wings Can fly or glide
Female Size (mm) 145
Male Size (mm) 90
Foodplants Bramble, Hawthorn, Ivy, Oak, Rose
Vernacular Names Jungle Nymph, Thorny Tree-Nymph Stick Insect
Previous Names
Difficulty Rating* Medium
Warnings* Sharp spines
Disclaimer:

* 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.