Paraleptyniini sp. "Capilla del Monte"
(by Bruno Kneubuehler)


General Informations

  • provenience: Capilla del Monte (Córdoba, Argentina)
  • collected in early 2014 by a local insect enthusiast
  • F1 CB culture by Bruno Kneubuehler
  • taxonomic evaluation by Oskar Conle (Germany) and Frank Hennemann (Germany)
  • further taxonomical informations ➤
  • all wildcaught specimens were females, no males have been found in Capilla del Monte. Thus it might be a naturally parthenogenetic population


  • about 10 cm
  • most females are green just after their final moult, but slowly turn light brown when getting older
  • very gracile species
  • short antennae


  • not present (parthenogenetic culture)

Food Plants

  • Hypericum
    well accepted by nymphs and adults

Breeding, Behaviour

  • active mainly during the night
  • freeze up when they feel threatened
  • eggs are just dropped to the ground
  • about 15 - 20 eggs per female and week
  • incubation (HH-method on slightly damp sand) about 6 - 8 months at 20 - 23 °C
  • a humidity of about 60 % seems to be good enough for this species
  • very easy species

useful Informations

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