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Bacillus rossius (Rossi, 1790)

Corsican Stick-insect

Taxonomy: Phasmida>>Phasmatidae

Status: British Isles non-native species.

Description: Green or brown. Green individuals are smooth on the outside, brown ones are rough. Antennae have 20-25 segments.

Size: Females 65 - 100 mm.

Wings: Wingless.

Food: Herbivorous.

Habitat: Native to Southern Europe, the species lives on bushes and shrubs in warm locations. In the UK records from garden hedges in Devon and Cornwall.

Phenology: In their native range, adults may be found from June to December.

Distribution: The records held by the National Biodiversity Network are shown in the map below.
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