Status: British Isles non-native species.
Description: Either green or brown. With numerous black spines over its body, the Prickly Stick-insect is unmistakable.
Habitat: Native to New Zealand. Recorded in the UK (predominantly Devon and Cornwall distribution).
Phenology: The species can breed parthenogenetically, that is, eggs develop without the need for fertilization by a male, indeed, males in this species are unknown, even in their native country.
Distribution: The records held by the National Biodiversity Network are shown in the map below.
Terms & conditions
Colours show the year of the last record -
up to 1987
1998 up to present
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