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Stick (bark) insect Sungaya inexpectata

Stick (bark) insect Sungaya inexpectata

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Impressive bark insect native to the Philippines but bred in Spain.

It is a very easy species to keep in captivity, they imitate a trunk bark covered with moss since they are of the "Lowland green" variety, that is why they belong to the group of bark insects.

At birth they measure 1.5 cm and as adults the males will measure about 6 cm and the females about 9 cm. Its coloration can be green or yellow.

They will need a terrarium 2 times their body width and 3 times height, with a humidity of 80%. They feed on brambles and rose bushes.

When they are born they are nymphs (L1) and they make 5 molts in the case of males (L5) and 6 in the case of females (L6), this takes about 5 months and they already become adults, living for up to 16 more months. If you have a preference for a sex, check availability.

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