Common Name: Seychelles Leaf Insect
Scientific Name: Phyllium bioculatum
Status: Captive Bred
Food: Bramble, Oak & Rose
Beautiful green leaf mimics.
How I keep mine
These Leaf insects are amazing, their beauty and camouflage is unbelievable. I haven't kept them for several years but I do recall that they were not as easy to rear as the smaller leaf insects, however they are well worth the effort. I think the main points are heat and humidity, they need to be kept warm and humid without the air becoming stale. I am keeping mine in a glass tank with damp kitchen roll on the base. The nymphs are feeding on bramble, I did put a little evergreen oak in with them (I have lots growing in the garden) but they don't seem to have touched it. I think bramble alone is fine, I place it in a small jar of water and pack tissue around the stems to prevent the nymphs drowning. I have been told that these leaf insects do not require spraying with water. I am changing the tissue every two or three days to keep the tank clean and fresh.
Seychelles Leaf Insect (Phyllium bioculatum) Nymph
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