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   Sipyloidea sipylus


Madagascar Stick Bug, also called Pink Wing Stick Insect (Sipyloidea sipylus) (PSG-4)

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Sub-Class: -
Order: Phasmatodea
Sub-Order: Anareolatae
Family: Heteronemiidae
Sub-Family: Necrosciinae
Genus: Sipyloidea
Species: sipylus
Year: -
Distribution: South-east Asia, Australia, Madagascar.


Female's: posterior wings measure 1 3/4 inches (4.5cm) and enable the flight. All female Sipyloidea species have cerci. The wing stubs (with rose veins when adult) appear at the 3rd moult and measure about 5mm. The females get up to 4 inches (10cm) long. Adults have medium wings which they use to fly for short distances, when spooked they will spray out a chemical which smells a little like skunk but very mild which is located under thorax. The smell is a little similar to the smell of a Lady Bug's pooh, but much stronger. Their wings are usually purple, white, or brown. Although it is possible for some to have any other wing colour. Adult life expectancy 7 to 12 month. Also they got very long antennas. They lays their eggs 2 weeks after the last moult, about 100 eggs. They glue their eggs which look a little hairy on the bramble stems or on the vivarium glass.

Males: 2 3/8- 3 1/8 inches (6- 8cm) long (males are extremely rare in this specie).

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

Sipyloidea Sipylus's ova.

L1 two days old nymph.

Female, will become an adult in 1 molt.

Skin left behind after molting

An adult female after molting a few hours ago.

Cloth up of Thorax and Head.

Getting ready to "fly".

Female's fully opened wings.

As they mature, their "veins" in the wings become more colorful.

Sipyloidea Sipylus flapping its wings.


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