Spiny Leaf Insect (Extatosoma tiaratum)



An overwhelming favourite, the Spiny Leaf Insect is a hardy pet, easy to keep and a fascinating addition to your home or school.

Adult female 150mm

  • Also known as Macleay's Spectre after their distinctive camouflage.
  • Suitable for all ages and experience levels. Great to handle!
  • Feeds on Eucalyptus leaves and much more.
  • Captive bred through our environmentally sustainable breeding program.
  • All Minibeast Wildlife animals are covered by our seven day Minibeast Guarantee and have a free downloadable Care Guide
  • Guaranteed to be mite and parasite free.
You will need:
  • An enclosure
  • Access to Eucalyptus (Gum) trees or other suitable food plants.
  • A misting bottle

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  1. Amazing Spiny Leaf Insect

    Posted by Unknown on 14th Aug 2017

    Our new stick insect arrived healthy and well packaged. She settled into her new enclosure and started eating almost immediately. Just over two weeks after she arrived she moulted and it was fascinating to watch. I've already found that holding her, helps people get over a fear of bugs. Thank you Minibeast Team for sending us another amazing and healthy invertebrate.

  2. Spiny Leaf Stick Insect

    Posted by Karen on 1st Aug 2017

    She was in excellent condition! She survived the trip from QLD to NSW! Thank you for my new class pet - the kids are loving her company!

  3. Great pets, great service

    Posted by Sarah on 18th Jul 2017

    We have ordered Spiny leaf Insects a number of times in the last 8 years. My recent purchase of 4 Insects (for the school I work at), reminded me how much our family enjoyed keeping them in the past. They are great, low maintenance pets!

    Ordering from Minibeast Wildlife is always a pleasure and I'm always impressed by the care taken to deliver the Insects safely to their destination.

  4. bugs bugs bugs!

    Posted by mm_dianne@yahoo.com.au on 30th May 2017

    Got my leaf insects safely in the mail just 2 days after ordering. There was a bonus insect as a gift. All info on care and feeding was easily accessed on the website. My grandson is thrilled with his birthday present. Would always recommend minibeasts wildlife to everyone wanting a special pet or just advice on bugs

  5. phasmids aye

    Posted by Matt Russell on 25th May 2017

    top critter all set up in new home with some euc leaves great packaging highly recommended

  6. Awesome insect!

    Posted by Prue McKay on 16th May 2017

    Our stick insect arrived a couple of weeks ago and she is very fast at climbing. We are trying hard to find the leaves she likes here in Canberra. She seems to be thriving on whatever we find her.

    From Matilda, age 8 (Sticku was a birthday present)

    (Australia Post mucked up the delivery and for a few days there was back and forthing between us, Deanna and Aus Post - Deanna was fantastic, exemplary service. Thank you!)

  7. spiny leaf insect

    Posted by Unknown on 28th Mar 2017

    Our nymph arrived safe and well. She shed her on the second day and now is happily munching her way through Eucalyptus leaves and practically growing in front of our eyes.

  8. Easy, friendly pets with a diffference

    Posted by Naomi on 7th Dec 2016

    Spiny leaf insects are a wonderful pet for any age. They are especially popular with the preschool children I teach. They are a wonderful introduction to insects/entomology and are surprisingly resilient to the noise and busyness of our classroom. They are easy to keep clean, feed and handle and they can't hurt the children at all. Parents are fascinated too. I've kept these insects before and had wonderful success with breeding too which gives the children a perfect experience in life cycles. (The moulting is amazing to watch) My minibeast widlife insects arrived in great condition and the feedback was very insightful and helpful when one of them died unexpectedly after a few weeks. Be especially aware of any pest spraying at the property in the last six months and don't forget not to use fly spray around them!

  9. Impressed By Customer Service

    Posted by Unknown on 16th Nov 2016

    Unfortunately she died a few days after we got her.

    I called them up and they're soon going to be shipping out a new little one. Looking forward to getting to receiving her and raise her.

  10. intriguing and easy pet

    Posted by Unknown on 1st Nov 2016

    Mini beast service on both occasions of our order was exemplary. Speedy, customer friendly and effective for safe transport of our Spiny insects.

    We're having a wonderful adventure nurturing our new pets to adulthood, although watch disguised spiders amongst your new leaf fodder which inadvertently made victim our first female.

    We're eagerly awaiting eggs at some stage

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