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   Phyllium giganteum


Leaf Bug (Phyllium giganteum) (PSG-72)

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Sub-Class: -
Order: Phasmatodea
Sub-Order: Aerolatae
Family: Phylliidae
Sub-Family: -
Genus: Phyllium
Species: giganteum
Year: -
Distribution: West Malaysia.

This is a very interesting specie. When they hatch, nymphs are very wide! They are the largest specie of Phyllium. Their eggs incubate for 5.5 month. P. giganteum nymphs take 4.5- 5 month to mature. Nymphs must be given Oak for a better survival rate.

Nymphs must not be offered new Bramble leafs, the ones that are still with "hairs". The new leafs contain some kind of chemical that will kill a nymph but is harmless to L3 nymph and up.

Females: are brown or green and can get up to 5 inches (12 7/10cm) long and 3 inches (7 6/10cm) wide.

Males: are very rarely found in nature, and all captive cultures breed via parthenogenesis.

Diet: Bramble, Oak, Eucalyptus, Raspberry, Rose, Red/ Yellow Salmon Berry.


L1 Nymph.

L2 P. giganteum.

L3 nymph.

L4 nymph.

L5 subadult.

L6 subadult.

Adult female.


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