S. bacetti makes it's home in Africa and its surrounding areas.
This mantis is a large species like the giant Asian. They are almost 4" (not quite) in length. They have a dark color in the second part of their forarm. They are beautiful as adults and will give you a lot of enjoyment. Their colors are greens and beige. They enjoy eating and catching their prey. Nice to take out and set on a monitor or plant. The mantis does not move around a lot and tend to stay in one area when they is proper temps, water & food. A good container for this mantis is x large hex or large round.