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   Phyllium siccifolium


Linnaeus' Leaf Bug (Phyllium siccifolium) (PSG-76)

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

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 77F, and humidity of 40-70%.

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.

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.

Diet: Bramble, Wax Myrtle (Myrica californica), Red/ Yellow Salmon Berry.

Cloth up of Phyllium Siccifolium's egg.

L1 one day old nymph.

L2 nymph.

L1- L3 nymphs.

Subadult male.

Subadult female.



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