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   Peruphasma schultei


Stick Bug (Peruphasma schultei) (PSG-270)

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Sub-Class: -
Order: Phasmatodea
Genus: Peruphasma
Species: schultei
Year: -
Distribution: Cordillera del Condor in Northern Peru
Level of difficulty out of 5: 1

In their habitat, they feed only on the plant from the genus Schinus. This species was recent discovered on an altitude of 1200-1800 meters in the Cordilera del Condor and only found with in 5 ha of land! Adults have a velvet-like black body, with small bright red wings and yellow eyes. They take 4- 5 month to hatch. They should always have sufficient fresh food available. P. schultei prefers to be kept at 40- 60% humidity, 18- 24°C. They take about 6 month to become adults. As both nymphs and adults, they can run super fast, so take care when cleaning the cage.

Females: get 5-7cm long.

Males: get 4-5cm long.

Diet: Araucaria heterophylla (Norfolk Island Pine), Privit, Liguster, Cupressus macrocarpa (Monterey cypress) and parsley.


L1, one week old nymph.


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