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PSG 82 Rhaphiderus spiniger

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PSG Number 82
Species Name Rhaphiderus spiniger
Author (Describer) Lucas
Year Described 1863
Subfamily Tropidoderinae
Locality La Reunion
Culture Status In culture
Reproduction Sexual
Female Size (mm) 75
Male Size (mm) 60
Foodplants Rhododendron, Eucalyptus, Bramble, Oak, Rose
Vernacular Names
Previous Names Rhaphiderus scabrosus, Rhaphiderus spinigerus
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.

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