Host plants

On this page we present the most important host plants for breeding phasmids. Certain species, especially some winged ones, can  be specialized in certain host plants (monophagous). When trying to get a new species in culture, without knowing the original host plant, you should offer the following plants.


Bramble (Rubus fruticosus):   


Rose (Rosa spp.):   


Oak (Quercus spp.):   


Hypericum (Hypericum spp.). one of the best is “hidecote”:


Privet (Ligustrum spp.):   


Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus spp.):   


Guava (Psidium guajava):   


Hazel (Corylus avellana):   


Fern (Polypodiaceae):   


Strawberry (Fragaria virginiana):   


Rhododendron (Rhododendron spp.):   


Evy (Hedera helix):   


Scindapsus (Scindapsus spp.):  


Firethorn (Pyracantha spp.):  


Willow herb (Onagraceae):  


Ribwort plantain (Plantago lanceolata):  


Plantain (Plantago major):  


honeysuckle (Lonicera spp.):   


alder buckthorn (Rhamnus spp.): 


Pepper tree (Schinus spp.):