Post by lucanidae25 on Dec 9, 2011 14:35:00 GMT -8
I think there're 46 know Phylliidae sp in the world. I only have 13 sp so far, it's really hard to find other sp beside from Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. It's only easy because they're breeding those sp. They are so hard to find from the wild because they only live on top of the canopy, not so easy to collect anything from the canopy. The males are a little bit easier, they will attact to light at night.
I have a feeling there're lot of new sp out there waiting to be descovered.
Yes a lot of people have been hunting these many years, I hatched nymphs before from a couple eggs , fed them on Backhousia as thats the tree I found eggs under but sadly turned to males . Every now and then a male flies to my light . Have found some unusual eggs this season one may be Ctenomorpha gargantua Australias largest Phasmid , but now have to await emergence and rear the thing hopefully , all a time consuming process , other eggs I collected a mystery so need patience.