Saturday 23 June 2007

Ocnophiloidea regularis (Trinidad Twig)

This has long been one of my favourite phasmids to keep in culture. It is a far cry from being 'showy' and is anything but large, but is somehow, for me at least, just as fascinating. The adult females are only around 5cm in body length, with the males being slighty shorter than this.

This species has been in culture since 1980 (PSG 32). The small size, and lack of wings in both sexes means that this species does not need as much space to moult as some of its larger cousins and is therefore ideal to keep in (relatively) small containers.

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