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PSG 174 Lopaphus sphalerus

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PSG Number 174
Species Name Lopaphus sphalerus
Author (Describer) Redtenbacher
Year Described 1908
Subfamily Necrosciinae
Locality Vietnam
Culture Status In culture
Reproduction Sexual
Wings Can fly or glide
Female Size (mm) 120
Male Size (mm) 80
Foodplants Bramble, Rose
Vernacular Names
Previous Names Lopaphus caesius
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.