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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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!)

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. Awesome

    Posted by Danelle Plowman on 6th Sep 2016

    I love my Phasmids. They are fantastic pets. The kids love them. Will definately order again.

  9. Thanks

    Posted by Unknown on 10th Mar 2016

    My daughter loves her new pets. Thanks for advice when choosing which insects go with each other.

  10. wonderful

    Posted by Ward on 17th Feb 2016

    The min beasts arrived on time and healthy. All the students and staff are very impressed

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