Necrosciinae sp. "Bidoup Nui Ba"
(by Bruno Kneubuehler)


General Informations

  • provenience: Bidoup Nui Ba NP (Vietnam)
  • collected by Joachim Bresseel (Belgium), Jérome Constant (Belgium) in June 2014
  • F1 CB culture by Bruno Kneubuehler (Switzerland)


  • about 6.5 - 7 cm long
  • very setose
  • green mottled
  • flattened
  • unwinged


  • about 5 - 5.5 cm long
  • green mottled
  • unwinged

Food Plants

  • bramble (Rubus spp.)
    well accepted by nymphs and adults, exept for the old leaves in spring which are not readily accepted
  • Salal (Gaultheria shallon)
    well accepted by nymphs and adults
  • beech (Fagus sylvatica)
    moderatly accepted by nymphs and adults
  • the natural food plant could be walnut (Juglans)

Breeding, Behaviour

  • a species which likes to hide out in darker places, clinging tightly to the substrate
  • eggs are stuck into leaves or other materials, even on the cage floor
  • incubation (HH-method on slightly humid sand) about 3 months at 20 - 23°C
  • eggs turn greenish about 2 weeks before hatching, due to the green color of the developing embryo
  • nymphs are green, about 18 mm long
  • males are adult after 2.5 months (at 20 - 23°C), females after 2.5 - 3 months
  • medium-difficult species, as quite a lot L1 nymphs can die


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