Eurycantha horrida


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Eurycantha horrida
BNEH - 070203
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SPECIES   Eurycantha horrida


FRAME   21.5x29.5cmxD5cm  Made from recycled products. 

DESCRIPTION   Huge thorny stick insect native to Papua New Guinea. Fabulous camouflage on this phasmid with brown leaf like body parts which resembles twigs or leaves on a tree and their eggs could be mistaken for seeds, and juveniles often mimic ants. 

Most phasmids have the following attributes :- 

  • They are usually solitary animals.
  • They are usually green or brown, resembling sticks, twigs or leaves.
  • Females are usually larger than males.
  • Stick insects are herbivores