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PSG 9 Extatosoma tiaratum

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PSG Number 9
Species Name Extatosoma tiaratum
Author (Describer) Macleay
Year Described 1827
Subfamily Extatosomatinae
Locality Australia
Culture Status In culture
Reproduction Sexual
Female Size (mm) 120
Male Size (mm) 90
Foodplants Bramble, Eucalyptus, Hawthorn, Oak, Pyracantha, Raspberry, Rose
Vernacular Names Giant Prickly, Giant Spiny Stick Insect, Spiny Leaf Insect,Macleay's Spectre
Previous Names
Difficulty Rating* Quite easy
Warnings* Chemical defence spray

* 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.