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  • Curator's pick
    Deroplatys truncata.
    Naturalized collection
    Scientific name
    Deroplatys truncata
  • Diapheromera femorata.
    Live collection

    These very slender walkingsticks resemble tree branches. They range in colour from green to grey and brown. Their colouring acts as highly effective camouflage.

    Scientific name
    Diapheromera femorata
    English name
    Common walking-stick
    French name
    Bâtonnet ordinaire
  • Dynastes hercules.
    Live collection

    Like most scarab beetles, the two sexes are easy to tell apart (sexually dimorphic), particularly because of the males’ horns.

    Scientific name
    Dynastes hercules
    English name
    Hercules beetle
    French name
    Dynaste hercule
  • Curator's pick
    Dynastes hercules.
    Naturalized collection

    Defense

    This species can also be found at numbers 10 and 11 of this display (country of origin: Venezuela).

    Scientific name
    Dynastes hercules
  • Eleodes.
    Live collection

    Darkling beetles are small and black, but on close examination their shells reveal a wide variety of shapes and textures.

    Scientific name
    Eleodes sp.
    English name
    Darkling beetle
    French name
    Ténébrion
  • Eudicella smithii.
    Live collection
    Scientific name
    Eudicella smithii
    English name
    Jade-headed beetle
    French name
    Scarabée
  • Curator's pick
    Eupholus schoenherri.
    Naturalized collection

    Introduction to the Reproduction section

    Scientific name
    Eupholus schoenherrii
  • Eurycantha calcarata.
    Live collection

    Giant spiny stick insects are large chocolate-brown insects with sturdy, very spiny bodies. The males average 11 cm long, and the females 13 cm. Both sexes have very thick carapaces.

    Scientific name
    Eurycantha calcarata
    English name
    Giant spiny stick-insect
    French name
    Phasme cuir
  • Eurycnema osiris.
    Live collection
    Scientific name
    Eurycnema osiris
    English name
    Walkingstick
    French name
    Phasme
  • Extatosoma tiaratum.
    Live collection

    When it first emerges from the egg, a giant prickly stick insect resembles a large brownish-red ant. The adults are sandy brown with flattened, leaf-shape legs.

    Scientific name
    Extatosoma tiaratum
    English name
    Giant prickly stick insect
    French name
    Phasme à tiare