Phyllium giganteum Leaf insect of the largest that exist. They reach 10 cm.
Interesting species of easy maintenance and very curious due to its great resemblance to a leaf. If it is in its environment, it is very difficult to locate it.
Their diet is based on Zarza, rosebush, oak, raspberry. We opted for bramble.
When they are adults, the females are larger (up to 8 cm) than the males but nevertheless they do not develop full wings to fly, the males do, although it is much less common for males to come out.
They are nocturnal, so during the day they will hardly have any activity.
Its habitat, like any stick insect, has to be three times larger than the size that the species in question reaches. The eggs take longer to hatch (3-5 months).
The optimum temperature range is between 20 and 25º. Humidity 65%.