Distribution: Cameroon, Gabon, Western Africa
Stock from: Cameroon
Size: ♂: ca 35 mm, ♀: ca 50 mm
General care: 25-30°C, 60-70% rLf
Feeding: bramble, Asclepias spp., carotte, kohlrabi and its leaves
Breeding: Oviposition into the substrate. We do not have further experiences with this species.
Taxonomy: Adult males and females are apterous (no wings are visible). The female that was described by Bolivar 1884 from Gabon do not have wings (Elytris minutissimis subpronoto obtectis..). The description of Bolivar fits well with our stock from Cameroon.
Parapetasia femorata rammei Sjöstedt, 1923 that was synonymised with Parapetasia femorata has wings in both males and females. They cover about one third of the abdomen. Similar specimens were imported from Cameroon as well.