Phyllium jacobsoni "Halimun"
(by Bruno Kneubuehler)


General Informations

  • provenience: Mt. Halimun (western Java)
  • collected in early 2014 by a local insect enthusiast
  • F1 CB culture by Bruno Kneubuehler
  • further taxonomical informations ➤
  • this is a pure culture, and serious breeders will not mix it with cultures of a different provenience
  • another Ph. jacobsoni culture from eastern Java (Nongkodjadjar) is in Europe in culture since 2009 (imported by Thorsten Thron)


  • 7 cm


  • 5 cm 

Food Plants

  • bramble (Rubus spp.)
    well accepted by nymphs and adults

Breeding, Behaviour

  • active mainly during the night
  • eggs just drop to the ground
  • about 15 - 20 eggs per female and week
  • incubation (HH-method on slightly damp sand) about 4 months at 20 - 23 °C
  • eggs of this species are very prone to get mouldy, and it is difficult to avoid this. Yet a thin mould layer does not affect the hatching ratio negatively
  • nymphs hatch in after dawn, in the early morning hours
  • a humidity of about 60 - 70 % seems to be good enough for this species
  • the Free-Standing-Setup is very much recommened for small nymphs
  • this Phyllium Art should be kept in an airy cage (ventilator) too and get a lot of light
  • one can spray them regularly with chlorine-free water, but the water should dry up again
  • small and easy species

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