Origin: Egypt, Ethiopia Common name: Devils flower mantis, thistle mantis.
Blepharopis mendica, nymph
Beautiful desert species. Checkered white and green with sharp eyes. Long antennas, roughly around 2 .25 inches when adult, very alert and ready to pounce on prey. Water once a blue moon just mist in front of them, they get the liquid from their food. The large hex is a good size for this mantis. Keep only as a pet, not to be released in the U. S.