These are actually at pest status here in some areas of California where they literally are destroying people's ivy(I have been told that in Newport some people go out at night with scissors and kill the sticks they can find with a flashlight)...The devil horn stick has a great potential of being an invasive species so there is a good possibility of there being some wild populations in the US right now...
I dont think anyone is going to track me down to take my stickbugs lol.... I Know they are illegal. I think I could get in trouble for shipping them to customers in florida or cali ect... They reproduce asexually so they really have to potential for invasive wild populations to explode.Also probably not a good idea to be talking about your sticks, these are still technically illegal and as far as I know you can get in trouble for keeping these, even with how widespread they are in the USA. Come on people... these are public forums.
This species can reproduce asexualy through parthenogenesis. Males are very very rare in even native habitats.Not really spikes, but those flat little bump things. they look like little notches in the "wood" of the stick. I have confirmation that they are indeed the annam sticks.
There probably aren't any males around are there? Just females roaming free in CA?
I will admit, I was mixing up my introduced species when I mentioned the ivy thing, but C. morosus(the species I meant) definitely does and definitely is established in Newport Beach, CA.Come on, these don't eat ivy. Even the USDA knows that!