Sunny Stick Insect
Oliver Zompro collected the first specimen of this species, a nymph, on 8 September 1995 in Baranggay Sungay in the province of Batangas-associated township Talisayon on the Philippine island of Luzon. The species is sexually dimorphic, with females larger than the males. The females reach a length of 80 to 85 millimeters and a weight of about five grams. The males are leaner and significantly smaller at 50 to 56 millimeters in length. At the zoo this species feed mainly on bramble and privet.
The species reproduces both sexually and by parthenogenesis.
Our sunny stick insects live alongside our zompro's stick insects in the mouse house! Be sure to spend a few moments searching for them, as they have very impressive camoflage!