Megacrania batesii Kirby, 1896

Identification:

Length:
Coloring: green

male and female brachypterous

They live in the midribs of pandanus leaves and have a peculiar way of moving, using the fore and mid legs and not the hind legs.

If disturbed during the day, the insect moves towards the centre of the plant. If further threatened they squirt a milky white substance.

Note parental placement of eggs. Note appearance of eggs. Note any common variations.

Habitat:

Lives on Pandanus tectarius.

Similar Species:

Rearing Notes:

Note if this species has ever been reared. Note any suggestions for successful rearing.

Range:

NE coastal, QLD

Status:

It is not known if this species is endangered, as there is insufficient sighting history.

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