Leprodini sp. "Ranomafana"
(by Bruno Kneubuehler)

 

a detailed care sheet will follow later on...

  • from Ranomafana NP, Madagascar
  • quite easy to breed, if the food plants are available
  • food plants
    • privet (Ligustrum spp.)
      only Ligustrum vulgare has been accepted rather well, but this wild Ligustrum looses the leaves in winter
      well accepted by nymphs and adults
    • Salal (Gaultheria shallon)
      well accepted by adults, not tested with nymphs
  • female ≈ 8 cm, males ≈ 6 cm
  • eggs just drop to the ground
  • the hairs are not yet visible on freshly laid eggs, these expand when the eggs are exposed to a humid substrate
  • incubation (Cup-Incubation-method) about 3 - 4 months at 20 - 24 °C
  • nymphs grow up very well in a cage with a moderate humidity

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