Species Name: Heteropteryx dilata
Common Name: Thorny Leaf Insect
Size: 7" diam. base x 7"
Heteropteryx dilata, also known as jungle nymph, Malaysian stick insect, Malayan jungle nymph, or Malayan wood nymph, is a large member of the Phasmatodea, commonly kept in captivity. It originates in Malaya and is nocturnal. This insect holds the world record for the largest egg laid by an insect.