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Help to identify the species of my stick insect

Discussion in 'Insects , Snails and other exotic pets' started by Aidy, Jan 11, 2018.


  1. Aidy

    Aidy PetForums Newbie

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    Hi could someone please help me to identify what species of stick insect i have. It was in a pet shop on its own i felt sorry for the poor thing so i asked the shop owner what species it was to which he replied "i havn't got a clue" i woud be greatful if someone could help me. Many thanks in advance 20180111_202639.jpg 20180111_203323.jpg 20180111_202843.jpg
     
  2. Isotonic

    Isotonic PetForums Junior

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    Could you try and get it in natural lighting and/or describe the body, is it prickly in any way?
    Sorry for late response..
     
  3. Acrophylla

    Acrophylla PetForums Member

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    It is an immature (so not fully grown yet) stick insect, the species is Achrioptera fallax. The photos you usually see of this species show the fancy blue adult male. But the immature stick insects are brown and have the characteristic short front legs. You'll need a large airy cage because they grow big! They eat bramble leaves.
     
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