Linnaeus' Leaf Bug (Phyllium
It got narrower margins on its legs unlike other
Phyllium. When nymphs hatch out they have orange
coloring on their legs but can have some green sometimes.
At rest, the legs, head, and abdomen of a leaf bug
all lay flat against the abdomen to keep the perimeter
of the insect smooth and continuous. Like most phasmids,
leaf bugs are nocturnal. Being active at night minimizes
their chances that birds and other predators will
see them. When they start to rub their wings together,
it make a rustling sound which in the wild scares
potential predators away. They are sexual, but parthenogenetic
if there is no male in the population. It takes
about 5-6 months for their eggs to hatch. The eggs
should be incubated at about 77°F, and humidity
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
Female's: wings at maturity nearly covers
its abdomen, and is complete with structures resembling
the large, central vein of a leaf. The small secondary
veins branch out from the central vein, reinforcing
the pattern of a leaf. They get up to 2 3/4 inches
(7cm) long. They take 5-6 month to mature.
Males: got wings, and able to fly well from
tree to tree. They get up to 2 3/4 inches (7cm)
long. They take 5-6 month to mature.
Wax Myrtle (Myrica
Yellow Salmon Berry.
Cloth up of Phyllium Siccifolium's egg.
L1 one day old nymph.
L1- L3 nymphs.