Asceles sp. "Koh Chang"
(by Bruno Kneubuehler)

 

General Informations

  • provenience: Koh Chang island (Thaiiland)
  • collected by Brigitta and Harald Lamprecht (Switzerland) 2014
  • F1 CB culture by Harald Lamprecht (2014)
  • other rather similar species / subspecies from other areas in Thailand are / were in culture
  • taxonomic evaluation by Joachim Bresseel (Belgium)
  • further taxonomical informations ➤ phasmida.speciesfile.org

Females

  • about 7 - 7.5 cm long
  • colorful
  • long antennae
  • fully winged

Males

  • about 5 - 5.5 cm long
  • colorful
  • long antennae
  • fully winged

Food Plants

  • Rhododendron
    well accepted by nymphs and adults
  • Salal (Gaultheria shallon)
    well accepted by nymphs and adults
  • bramble (Rubus spp.)
    well accepted by nymphs and adults
  • hazel nut (Corylus avellana)
    well accepted by nymphs and adults

Breeding, Behaviour

  • active and very quick species
  • sometimes also active during the day, especially the males
  • both males and females fly very well
  • especially males run and fly away quickly when they feel threathened
  • eggs are stuck into leaves and other materials
  • about 10 - 15 egg per female and week
  • eggs are whitish to brown-mottled
  • incubation (HH-method on slightly damp sand) about 5 - 6 weeks at 20 - 23 °C
  • keep this species at rather high humidity
  • very easy species

useful Informations

 

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