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  • Curator's pick
    Phalacrognathus muelleri.
    Naturalized collection

    Phalacrognathus muelleri, Australia

    Scientific name
    Phalacrognathus muelleri
  • Phobaeticus serratipes.
    Live collection
    Scientific name
    Phobaeticus serratipes
    English name
    Giant stick-insect
    French name
    Phasme
  • Curator's pick
    Phyllium giganteum.
    Naturalized collection

    Phyllium giganteum, Malaysia

    Scientific name
    Phyllium giganteum
  • Phyllium.
    Live collection

    Leaf insects in this species resemble leaves in colour and shape. These phenomena are referred to as homochromatism (same colour) and homotype (same shape).

    Scientific name
    Phyllium sp.
    English name
    Leaf insect, walking leaf
    French name
    Phyllie, insecte feuille, feuille ambulante
  • Poecilotheria regalis.
    Live collection

    The bodies of these tarantulas are about 7 cm long and up to 18 cm across.

    Scientific name
    Poecilotheria regalis
    English name
    Ornamental black and white tarantula
    French name
    Mygale indienne
  • Poecilotheria subfusca.
    Live collection

    These tarantulas have dull black and yellow bodies with a light-coloured band characteristic of the species down the centre of the abdomen. The brown and grey legs have yellow markings.

    Scientific name
    Poecilotheria subfusca
    English name
    Ivory ornamental tarantula
    French name
    Mygale
  • Curator's pick
    Pomponia imperatoria.
    Naturalized collection

    Pomponia imperatoria, Malaysia

    This species can also be found at number 28 of this display (country of origin: Malaysia).

    Scientific name
    Pomponia imperatoria
  • Curator's pick
    Proculus burmeisteri.
    Naturalized collection

    Proculus burmeisteri, Honduras

    Scientific name
    Proculus burmeisteri
  • Curator's pick
    Proscopia.
    Naturalized collection

    Proscopia sp, Brazil

    this species can also be found in the eating leaves section under the theme Different tastes/A tasty vegetarian diet, specimen number 3 (country of origin: Peru).

    Scientific name
    Proscopia sp.
  • Pseudoempusa pinnapavonis.
    Live collection
    Scientific name
    Pseudoempusa pinnapavonis
    English name
    Mantid
    French name
    Mante