Australian Leaf Insect Walaphyllium monteithi – Female


Australian Leaf Insect Walaphyllium monteithi

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This is Australia’s only true species of Leaf Insect!
Found in tropical rainforest, this species prefers to feed on Lilly Pilly (Syzygium sp).
Females are flightless, despite possessing vestigial wings.

All of our specimens are Captively-reared and parasite-free!

Please note:
– Specimens shipped will be at least 3rd or 4th instar. (not adult or sub-adult)
– Our specimens are from an asexual colony, which means we only have females, and unless mated with a male, they will only have female offspring.
– This species requires extremely slow, careful and patient handling. Limited handling is recommended.
– Not recommended for beginners or children.
– This species prefers to feed on the foliage of Lilly Pilly Syzygium spp. (This species may eat Eucalyptus, Acacia but tend to do best with Lilly Pilly). 

Currently Only Shipping to Qld, NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas and SA, Australia.

Not included:
– Appropriate well-ventilated enclosure
– Regular fresh foliage (Lilly Pilly Syzygium australe)
– Water Spray Bottle

Environmental Requirements:
–  Ambient Temperature range of 18-28C (Ideal ~22C)
– Humidity Levels of 60-80%
– Well-ventilated mesh enclosure (a fan/light breeze is also highly beneficial)
– Regular supply of fresh Lilly Pilly Syzygium australe foliage
– Regular spray with water
– Adequate room to moult / grow.