This stick insect was only described as a new species in 2005 after it was discovered by Rainer Schulte; a German wildlife rescue and management specialist.
When threatened, these stick insects will not only warn predators off by flashing their red wings. They can also spray a foul smelling substance as a warning. As well as smelling awful, this substance can also irritate skin and eyes.
There is little reproductive information on this species; however, females of this species have been reported to exhibit parthenogenesis. This means that they can produce offspring from unfertilised eggs.