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Heteropteryx dilatata ♀

Heteropteryx dilatata ♀

A mature female Jungle Nymph has a bright, light green-yellow color and a length of about 7 inches (18 cm). The female can not fly, but uses the small, pink colored wings to make a load hissing sound, or hides them under leaflike wing cases. Her abdomen broadens from a slender mesothorax, then narrows to a point. A slight, toothed flare along each side of her exoskeleton, plus many thornlike spines dotting her body and legs, effectively mimic thorny vegetation. Males are smaller, growing to about 4 inches (10 cm) in length, and can fly. Brown wing cases with a bark-like appearance cover their mottled brown, cylindrical bodies and conceal large, reddish-purple wings. Both males and females have thin antennae, small heads and strong legs.

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PriceFrom $18.77
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