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Sceptrophasma hispidulum

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Kingdom  Animalia
Superfamily  Anareolatae
Genus  Sceptrophasma
Phylum  Arthropoda
Rank  Species
Suborder  Verophasmatodea
Family  Phasmatidae
Scientific name  Sceptrophasma hispidulum
Higher classification  Sceptrophasma
Order  Phasmids
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Similar  Phasmids, Clonaria, Haaniella scabra, Anisomorpha paromalus, Phaenopharos

Sceptrophasma hispidulum, commonly known as the Andaman Islands stick insect, is a species of the stick insect family. It originates from the Andaman Islands and is commonly found in tropical forests there. They eat a variety of foliage, though in captivity they commonly eat blackberry bramble, hawthorn, oak, rose, and lettuce. The species has the Phasmid Study Group number PSG183.

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Description

Females grow to 7 cm long and males to 6 cm long. The colours include: brown and bronze orange, with slight shining. The eggs take 2–3 months to hatch.

Reproduction

S. hispidulum must have both males and female parents for the ova to hatch. Females will stick their eggs just about everywhere. The ova are 0.8 cm long and are of slightly arched form. The eggs are rather fragile and take 2–3 months to hatch.

References

Sceptrophasma hispidulum Wikipedia


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