A beautiful species, reaching around 3". This species is gentle, brown and or black legs with stripes. They are happy with Blue Bottle flies and moths for food, but will eat other insects. A good container for them is the Large Round or Large Hexagon. Not native to the US & cannot be released, keep only as pet.
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.