A beautiful mantis reaching about 3" and very much the king of the forest! The males are smaller and more slender than the females, and their wings resemble a mans tie! They come in a variety of browns, from light to dark. When on the forest floor they resemble a leaf so much, one would have to look twice to decide if a leaf or mantis! This species is kept only as a pet and cannot be released in the U.S. They eat house flies, blue bottle flies, super worms & crickets. A good size container for this species is the X large hex or Large Round. Don't forget the succulents, mantis like to drink the water you mist off of them! Picture is coming soon, this pic is of the dessicata dead leaf.
These do not like it real hot, room temps are fine. Feed each day but do not ever over feed. Give a nice mist of clean old ( sitting a day) water to mantis each day, do not spray mantis. Remove food when not eating after 20 minutes as it may be going into a molt.