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See on each page after "comments" the link to details.

I don't collect or keep stick insects anymore but I still tremendously enjoy hiking around the jungle and look for them or any other kind of insects.

 

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Species #1
I call it darky :-)

Nicolas' suggested: Prisomera sp.

Frank Hennamann :
Manduria halconensis Hennamann & Conle, 1997

Puerto Galera, Mindoro, Philippines, 2,400 feet

Size: 6cm without legs

The only one I have. Didn't eat the food plant I brought with me

It fed on a plant locally called "Santan" and also guava.
Darky is not with us anymore.

species #2
suspected :
Parahyrtacus gorkomi

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Puerto Galera, Mindoro, Philippines,
sea level up to 2400 feet
Size: female about 8.5 cm without legs.
male : 6.5 to 7 cm without legs
The a very widely distributed in Puerto Galera, Mindoro.
The live on many different food plants form sealevel up to 2400 feet
Often they can be found at the same places as species #3
Utensil sinensis

Made in China Size: Varies from establishment to establishment
I couldn't find any indication with regards to their sex
Initially hard to hold but it gets easier to keep with some experience
Accepts any kind of food but prefers small bite size pieces.
Species #3

Paul Brock has identified it as PSG 89 Sosibia parvipennis

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partially finished

Puerto Galera, Mindoro, Philippines, sea level up to 2,400 feet, on guava. Size : male : 5.5 cm without legs
female: 7 to 8 cm without legs


They are laying on average 8 eggs a day
They are very prolific.
I can't get rid of them.
Kristien is very successful with them in Belgium.

Species #5

Because of its posture I call it zig

Suggested: female Lonchodes sp.
Frank Hennamann :
Lonchodes mindanaense

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Puerto Galera, Mindoro, Philippines, 2,400 feet in the jungle Size:12 cm without legs

It is my favoured.
I found some more on another trip
They vary vastly in coloration and patterns

Pharnacia sp.
may be P. ponderosa

It was given to me by a friend.
He is not sure what species it is.

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partially finished

Luzon, Philippines They are beautiful and very large.
According to my friend who gave them to me, they used to be much larger when he caught them and that they have lost an inch per generation.
I have only one left and a few eggs
Many died during the rainy season.
Species # 10

Nicolas' suggestion : Entoria victoria

Francis Seow Choen : Entoria victoria

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Lamma Island Hong Kong It started laying eggs almost immediately
It clues about 8 eggs a day in between the terrarium and the cover
I found one more on my last trip
Species #11
Nicolas' suggestion: Prisomera
Frank Hennamann :
Lonchodes sp. (cf. nodulosus Brunner v.W., 1907)

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Panay Island, Philippines My house hold helper brought those for me from her home town
I have about a couple of dozen in various stages
They are laying a lot of eggs

They eat fern exclusively.

species #12 Frank Hennamann :
Winged form of species # 2
Parahyrtacus gorkomi
Nicolas: Rhamphosipyloidea brevipennis Paul Brock: Sipyloidea philippa (Stal)
Bobon, Northern Samar, Philippines
sealevel
Very similar to species #2 but has wings
Lives on a wide variety of plants
between jungle and beach.
species #13 Frank Hennamann :
Lonchodes sp. (perhaps new sp.)

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Bobon, Northern Samar, Philippines
sealevel
Very beautiful stick
Lives on a wide variety of plants
in new growths jungle.
I have about 34 pcs.
species #14
Obriminae
Frank Hennamann :
Euobrimus atherura Rehn & Rehn, 1938s

Paul Brock :
Brasidas samarensis. Rehn & Rehn, 1938s

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Bobon, Northern Samar, Philippines
sealevel
I found about 10 of those
in different places.
Lives on a wide variety of plants
in new growths jungle.
underneath big fruit trees.
species #15
Frank Hennamann :
Lonchodes mindanaenses

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Banga, South Cotabato, Mindanao, Philippines
This species comes from the garden
of my office manager.
Her son and mom caught 11 male and 3 female nymphs.
They all died. I have only 50 eggs and now about 20 nymphs
species #16
Nicolas: Lonchodini, maybe Carausius Just newly found
Mt. Makiling, Luzon, Philippines
Found those while hiking
All in all I found 8 nymphs
They all died in the first 5 days.
Ophicrania vittipennis (Stal)

Mt. Makiling, Philippines, 2,000 feet elevation on the jungle floor It walked right in front of me when I wasn't even looking for sticks.
Unknown phasmid eggs

Puerto Galera, Mindoro, Philippines, 2,400 feet elevation on the jungle floor Sadly that egg and all my other ones succumbed in a vicious attack of a combined cockroach and ant army.

They were 4.5 mm long

 
 

 

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