A nice size mantis from Africa, at almost 3". They are a molted brown and are very timid. They are fun to watch and when scared will sway from side to side very quickly. They are a hungry bunch and eat very well. The male is about the same size as the female and mate easily. This species is kept as a pet only and can not be released in the U. S. A good container for them is the Medium Hex, Medium Cave or the Large Hex .