Phyllium ericoriai "Ibong Sapa"
(by Bruno Kneubuehler)

the detailed care sheet with many more photos will follow here later on...
 

  • a Swiss friend collected eggs from a WC female in 2015 in Ibong Sapa (Catenduanes, Philippines)
  • a DNA-comparison will show whether this population from Catenduanes is actually conspecific with the population from the Ph. ericoriai's type locality Marinduque (Philippines)
  • incubation about 4 - 6 months, but some nymphs can hatch even (many) months after the first nymphs
  • feed well on bramble, Salal and hazelnut
  • I have kept the nymphs in a rather airy cage at around 60 - 70% rH
  • easy with the Free-Standing-Setup
  • older nymphs and adults are better kept at a higher humidity of about 75+ % rH
  • spray regularly (2 - 3 times a week) but let water dry up before you spray again
  • in my culture, all older female nymphs were yellow. But once they were adult, then they turned green again
  • females about 8 -9 cm, males about 6.5 cm

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