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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. wonderful

    Posted by Ward on 17th Feb 2016

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

  4. Great Spiny Leaf Insects!

    Posted by Unknown on 27th Sep 2015

    I bought two spiny leaf insects and they were so amazing to watch and learn about. Their personalities are suprisingly lovely too, they are a must for all insect lovers!

  5. Happy 7 year old

    Posted by Unknown on 24th Aug 2015

    Great little creatures arrived quickly and safely, now settling in. Looking forward to watching them grow!

  6. awesome

    Posted by Unknown on 3rd Aug 2015

    best pets i have got one named buddy

  7. To Cool!!

    Posted by Rob on 9th Jun 2015

    These are amazing and beautiful thumbs ups.

  8. Awesome!!

    Posted by Rob on 15th May 2015

    My beautiful spiny leaf insects came alive and they looked great. They both were very cute, ugly and fascinating and just like the one in the picture just smaller. I have named them wobble and Bob

  9. Great quality , Great service !!

    Posted by Donna Watson, Hennessy Catholic College on 4th Mar 2015

    The insects I received where a great size and really healthy. They easily settled into their new home and are being enjoyed by all the students.

    Thank you

  10. Amazing little creature.

    Posted by Kira on 12th Feb 2015

    Received my spiny leaf insect who has been dubbed "Lady Mortisha Spikington" & she is just the cutest little thing ever. She arrived healthy & full of life. To hard to get eucalyptus branches here (to high up) so got some wattle branches instead & she absolutely loves them, will definitely get eucalyptus ASAP tho. Early days, but I would highly recommend you get one or more.

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