Spiny Leaf Insect (Extatosoma tiaratum)

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Minibeast Wildlife - Ethical Captive Breeder

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 (sold as juveniles ~30mm in body length)

  • 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.
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  • 5
    Happy with my purchase

    Posted by Emily Clark on 7th Nov 2023

    I bought 2 leaf insects for my classroom after our previous ones had died of old age. The students were overjoyed to discover that one of the two was a pale albino coloured insect, that was identical to their much loved one that died earlier this year. Both (smores and rusty) are still going strong in a new enclosure and the class are over the moon with their new class buddies. I am curious to know what leaves the bugs were sent to me with as they seemed to enjoy that more than the eucalyptus leaves I’ve been providing them.

  • 5
    Spiny stick insect

    Posted by Archie on 16th Sep 2023

    Eevee arrived in great condition and has lived happily for six months. I'm very happy with Minibeasts' service. :)

  • 3
    Spiny Leaf Insects

    Posted by Bec on 16th Sep 2023

    We bought 2 and my Preschool children absolutely adored these. Unfortunately one of them has died - after only about 6 weeks but the other seems healthy still. It is a bit disappointing and now I'll have to explain to a group of 3 and 4 year olds what happened which is going to be tough.

  • 5
    Spiny leaf insect

    Posted by Kim on 17th Aug 2023

    "Twiggy" arrived safe and well. Leaves and environment nicely moist. Twiggy is settling in nicely and already seems to recognise me.

  • 5
    Spiny leaf insects

    Posted by Jamii Ball on 31st Jul 2023

    I love my new spiny stick insects

  • 5
    Spiny Leaf Insect

    Posted by Laurel on 29th Jun 2023

    Such a fast service, my daughter is over the moon with her little spiny leaf. She is the cutest little thing.

  • 5
    Spiny leaf insect

    Posted by Cassandra on 19th Jun 2023

    We got a delivery to my mother in law's for my son's birthday Two weeks later one of the insects died we ordered another one and you gave us a bonus insect which was fantastic Wonderful customer service Definitely recommend ?

  • 5
    Cute Babies

    Posted by Gill R on 30th May 2023

    Our babies arrived healthy and happy, and are adjusting well to the enclosure. We've got a variety of leaves in there for them to munch on though they haven't shown much interest yet which is a bit concerning. They enjoy swaying from side to side, exploring their surroundings and escaping every now and again. Thanks MiniBeast Wildlife for getting them to us alive and well. :-)

  • 5
    Spiny leaf insect

    Posted by Poppy on 22nd May 2023

    Very cute :) arrived promptly and healthy with leaves!