Paramenexenus laetus "Tay Yen Tu"
(by Bruno Kneubuehler)


General Informations

  • provenience: Tay Yen Tu NP (Vietnam)
  • collected 2013 by Joachim Bresseel (Belgium) and Jérome Constant (Belgium)
  • F1 CB culture by Oskar Conle (Germany)
  • taxonomic evaluation by Joachim Bresseel (Belgium)
  • further taxonomical informations ➤
  • this is a pure culture, and serious breeders will not mix it with cultures of a different provenience


  • 10 - 11.5 cm
  • bright green


  • 8.5 - 9.5 cm
  • bright green

Food Plants

  • bramble (Rubus spp.)
    well accepted by nymphs and adults
  • beech (Fagus sylvatica)
    well accepted by nymphs and adults
  • hazel nut (Corylus avellana)
    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 10 - 15 eggs per female and week
  • incubation (HH-method on slightly damp sand) about 3 - 4 months at 20 - 23 °C
  • a humidity of about 60 - 70 % seems to be good enough for this species
  • one can spray them regularly with chlorine-free water, but the water should dry up again
  • beautiful and easy species

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