(De Sinéty, 1901)
Laboratory or Indian Stick-insect
Status: British Isles non-native species.
Description: Females are green or brown, with a pink base to the front legs. Males are very rare and much smaller than females. Adults considerably smaller than the other stick insects recorded in Britain.
Wings: Both sexes wingless.
Habitat: Native to India, this species has been bred extensively for research and escapes occasionally, forming temporary colonies in gardens. Most recent colony in a butterfly centre in the Midlands, UK.
Phenology: Breeds only in glasshouses / indoors in the UK.
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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