Origin: Asia, common name: Giant asian. Easy to raise and comes in a variety of colors, from lightest green to dark green, light beige to a darker color.
Size is about 4" and they live a nice long time. Easy to keep at room temps and mist once a day & feed daily except when molting. The new medium or large clear containers are good for large breeds.
Hierodula membranacea nymphs
The Hierodula Membranacea (Giant Asian) mantis is originally from Asia. The Giant Asian mantis is the perfect mantis for the beginner hobbyist! This species is kept as a pet only and can not be released in the U. S. Size is a large species reaching close to 4". Their color ranges from yellow, lime green up to a musty brown. They are a docile mantis but very bulky & strong. They have a vigorous appetite. A good container for them is the Large Cave, Medium Cave or X Large Round.