Australian Leaf Insect
COVID-19 Update - Stick Insect Sales will continue. We are still posting stick insects but on Tuesdays only until further notice.
Stick Insects for Sale: All species listed below are in stock. Mature/larger insects are sometimes available – price and availability on request.. All stick insects are sold as juveniles unless otherwise stated. Detailed Care Information is supplied with all sales. Basic care and DIY enclosure suggestions can be found on our Insect Pets Care page. Shipping: We only ship within Australia and do not ship to Western Australia. Only Spiny Leaf, Crowned, Strong Stick Insects and The Australian Leaf Insect can be sent to Tasmania without the purchaser obtaining a permit from: http://dpipwe.tas.gov.au/Documents/Import-Export-Permit-of-Wildlife.pdf . Orders with live insects are sent via Express Post weekly on either Monday or Tuesday, Egg only orders are sent by surface mail. Posting of orders is delayed during extreme weather. Freight Costs and Payment Options: The freight cost for Insect only orders is $13. Freight for Egg Only Orders is included in cost of the eggs. And the Freight on Insectpet Enclosure and Start-Up Kits is calculated at the checkout. Payment can be made by Direct Deposit or Paypal. GST not applicable.
The Australian Leaf Insect, (Phyllium Montetihi) is a harmless leaf eating insect, it is easy to care for and feeds readily on the Lilly Pilly species Syzygium australe. This plant is readily available in nurseries. Females can grow up to 8 cm long. Males are smaller and slender. They require an enclosure of minimum size 25 cm tall x 20cm x 20cm and room temperature of 22 to 28deg C. NOTE: this insect clings tightly and so may not be suitable for young children who wish to handle the insects. Not for sale to Western Australia.
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