Heteropteryx dilitata Adult Pair (Green Female)
Males are much smaller than the females and brown in colour so when selecting the colour, this only applies to the female. The males are always a mottled brown colour.
A large, long lived species which can live for up to 2 years. They can be handled but this must be done with care as they are quite prickly
Food plant - Bramble, Dog Rose and Ivy (Ivy should be used sparingly - not as the main diet)
Egg to Adult - 12 months
Adult females can live for up to 12 months whereas males can live for up to 4 months