Stick Bug (Peruphasma schultei)
||Cordillera del Condor in Northern Peru
|Level of difficulty out of 5:
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.