Orophus tessellatus (Saussure, 1861)

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Brief Description 


Distribution: Ecuador, Panama, Columbia, Costa Rica

Stock from: Costa Rica
Size: ♂♀: ca 40mm

General Care: 23-28°C, 70-90% rel. humidity

Feeding: Plant-eating: e.g. Bramble, rose, Fagus sylvatica, Castanea sativa

Breeding: oviposition of single eggs into leaves (e.g. ivy), hatching after approx. 70 days

Advice/Specifics: for oviposition we used ivy or Scindapus; the exchange of the plants from time to time increases their life time and therefore increases the hatching rate.