Unlike the butterflies and moths we have at Reiman Gardens, which go through complete metamorphoses (Holometabolism) our New Guinea Walking Sticks go through incomplete metamorphoses (Hemimetabolism), where the young nymphs resemble the adults only smaller. Shortly after receiving our New Guinea Walking Sticks the females began laying eggs. Well those eggs are now hatching and we now have cute baby walking sticks which will be on display from time to time in the center emergence chamber in front of the Butterfly Lab.
Butterfly Of The Day
Giant Wood Nymph Idea leuconoe
Fact Of The Day
There are currently 70 of the Giant Wood Nymph in the Wing right now, and 9726 pupae have been received for this butterfly since we opened