PSG Culture List

The PSG Culture List has become "The Bible" for referencing phasmids (stick- and leaf-insects) by an indexed number - their PSG number. It contains all species that have been brought into culture in the UK and have, therefore, become available to PSG members. Some species unfortunately were lost from culture, so we now wait until species are well established before adding them to this list. If you have a species that you would like added to this list, please contact the PSG Chairman, Judith Marshall. For further details on this list, see our notes.

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PSG No Species Images Subfamily Locality Culture Status Repro-duction Female Size (mm) Male Size (mm) Wings Previous Names
1 Carausius morosus Brunner, 1907 Lonchodinae India,Tamil Nadu In culture Parth. in culture, assumed sexual in wild 80 55 Wingless Dixippus morosus
2 Pseudodiacantha macklottii (de Haan, 1842) Necrosciinae Java, West Java In culture Sexual 70 55 Wings but cannot fly/glide Orxines macklottii
3 Bacillus rossius rossius (Rossi, 1788) Bacillinae Europe ? Sexual 75 55 Wingless
4 Sipyloidea sipylus (Westwood, 1859) Necrosciinae Madagascar In culture Parth. in culture, Sexual in wild 85 65-66 Can fly or glide
5 Medauroidea extradentata (Brunner, 1907) Clitumninae Vietnam In culture Sexual 110 75 Wingless Clitumnus extradentatus, Baculum extradentatum
6 Acanthoxyla prasina (Westwood, 1859) Phasmatinae New Zealand In culture Parthenogenetic 85 - Wingless
7 Clitarchus hookeri (White, 1846) Phasmatinae New Zealand & UK Tentative culture Sexual 90 70 Wingless
8 Bactrododema tiaratum (Stål, 1858) Palophinae Zimbabwe Lost from culture Sexual 125-185 110-130 Males only winged
9 Extatosoma tiaratum (Macleay, 1827) Extatosomatinae Australia In culture Sexual 120 90
10 Pulchriphyllium pulchrifolium (Serville, 1838) Phylliinae Java, Sumatra & Madura In culture Sexual 85 55 Wingless Previously synonymised with P. bioculatum
11 Cladomorphus phyllinus (Gray, 1835) Cladomorphinae Brazil Lost from culture Sexual or parth. in culture, sexual in wild 230 130 Males only winged Phibalosoma phyllinum
12 Anisomorpha buprestoides (Stoll, 1813) Pseudophasmatinae USA In culture Sexual 75 35 Wingless
13 Acrophylla wuelfingi (Redtenbacher, 1908) Phasmatinae Australia In culture Sexual 200 120 Can fly or glide
14 Clemacantha goliath (Gray, 1834) Phasmatinae Australia In culture Sexual 180 145 Can fly or glide Eurycnema goliath
15 Anchiale briareus (Gray, 1834) Phasmatinae Australia In culture Sexual 135 90 Can fly or glide Ctenomorphodes briareus
16 Carausius sechellensis (Bolivar, 1895) Lonchodinae Seychelles, Mahé Lost from culture Sexual 80 60 Wingless
17 Caribbiopheromera jamaicana Zompro, 2001 Diapheromerinae Jamaica ? Sexual 75 50 Wingless
18 Heteropteryx dilatata (Parkinson, 1798) Heteropteryginae Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra, Sarawak, Thailand In culture Sexual 145 90
19 Lonchodes brevipes Gray, 1835 Lonchodinae Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra Tentative culture Sexual 135 85 Wingless
20 Anchiale modesta Redtenbacher, 1908 Phasmatinae Papua New Guinea, Morobe Province Lost from culture Sexual 155 105 Can fly or glide Anchiale maculata