Origin: Asia. Common name: boxer mantis, pictures by Yen Saw, this is called the 'White Boxer"
Oxypilus Distinctus Boxer mantis
They are known as the boxer mantis, and a small fellow at that. From the Sudan and Mali. They only reach 5/8 of an inch. They are brown in color and the females get really fat when adults. As nymphs they resemble Husky puppies due to the white ring around their necks. They are a docile mantis and will get in the way when being fed. Not much scares them. They are called boxer because of the way their arms punch out in front of them when walking. This species is kept as a pet only and can not be released in the U. S. A good container for them is the Small Round.