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PSG 260 Diapherodes gigantea

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PSG Number 260
Species Name Diapherodes gigantea
Author (Describer) Gmelin
Year Described 1788
Subfamily Cladomorphinae
Locality Grenada
Culture Status In culture
Reproduction Sexual
Wings Can fly or glide
Female Size (mm) 130
Male Size (mm) 100
Foodplants Eucalyptus, Bramble, Oak, Bay
Vernacular Names Giant Lime Green Stick Insect
Previous Names
Difficulty Rating*

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