"Country of origin: Australia. This culture was reared by me from a quantity of eggs received from Eric Gowing Scopes, a prominent amateur coleopterist but with an interest in Phasmids. Eric was known to me for many years; he finally died at the age of 93 in 2007. His collection of 44,000 beetles is now in the Natural History Museum, London.
A further stock was collected by me at Cairns Botanical Garden from a female found feeding on a guava. This was designated as PSG No.74.
Another stock was introduced in May 2001 by Oskar Conle, again from the Cairns area of Queensland." (Harman, 2011; 8)
Harman. 2011. PSG Newsletter 125:8