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Sipyloidea sipylus (Westwood 1859)

Pink-winged Stick-insect

Taxonomy: Phasmida>>Phasmatidae

Status: British Isles non-native species.

Description: The pink-coloured wings present on all adults make this species easy to identify. It can spray an irritant at potential predators.

Wings: Fully winged.

Food: Herbivorous.

Habitat: Native to Madagascar, this is one of the more common species kept as a pet.

Phenology: This species is parthenogenetic, existing only as females in captivity.

Distribution: This species is not present in the National Biodiversity Network Database currently (October 2008).