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Heteropteryx dilatata Young male of Heteropteryx dilatata, a species commonly known as Jungle Nymph, lives in Malaysia in nature, has wings, can fly and its body is covered with small spines. The bright green female is the heaviest stick insect in nature. The development of this phasmid species is very slow and they can live for more than two years from birth. Geotagged,Heteropteryx dilatata,Malayan jungle nymph,Spring Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Heteropteryx dilatata

Young male of Heteropteryx dilatata, a species commonly known as Jungle Nymph, lives in Malaysia in nature, has wings, can fly and its body is covered with small spines. The bright green female is the heaviest stick insect in nature. The development of this phasmid species is very slow and they can live for more than two years from birth.

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  1. Very nice stick insect. Posted 6 days ago
  2. Very beautiful! Posted 6 days ago
  3. GORGEOUS! Posted 6 days ago
  4. Awesome! Posted 6 days ago
  5. Very cool! Do you have this in Italy, in captivity? Posted 6 days ago
    1. Yes, I'm a phasmid breeder. I currently have 25 different species of these wonderful insects on my farm. In Italy, many of us share this passion! Posted 6 days ago
      1. Oh, how very interesting!! Is it a hobby or profession? That must take quite a bit of knowledge to be able to rear so many species. I am definitely impressed! Posted 5 days ago

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''Heteropteryx dilatata'', also known as jungle nymph, ''Malaysian stick insect'', Malayan jungle nymph, or Malayan wood nymph, is a large member of the Phasmatodea. It originates in Malaya and is nocturnal. This insect holds the world record for the largest egg laid by an insect. The eggs are about 1.3cm in length.

Similar species: Stick And Leaf Insects
Species identified by Bruto Dario Pomodoro
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By Bruto Dario Pomodoro

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Uploaded Sep 15, 2020. Captured May 14, 2020 14:10.
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • f/1.8
  • 1/186s
  • ISO20
  • 3.99mm