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PSG 23 Eurycantha calcarata

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PSG Number 23
Species Name Eurycantha calcarata
Author (Describer) Lucas
Year Described 1869
Subfamily Lonchodinae - see Bradler et al. 2014
Locality Papua New Guinea
Culture Status In culture
Reproduction Sexual
Wings Wingless
Female Size (mm) 125
Male Size (mm) 100
Foodplants Bramble, Hawthorn, Ivy, Oak, Rose
Vernacular Names Giant Spiny
Previous Names
Difficulty Rating* Easy
Warnings* 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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