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   Blepharopsis mendica

 

Devil flower mantis (Blepharopsis mendica) Family- Empusidae.

Taxonomy:  
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Sub-Phylum: Tracheata
Class: Insecta
Sub-Class: Pterygota
Super-Order: Dictyoptera
Order: Mantodea
Sub-Order: -
Family: Empusidae
Sub-Family: Blepharodinae
Tribe: Empusini
Genus: Blepharopsis
Species: mendica
Year: 1775
Distribution: Afghanistan, Egypt, Algeria, Ethopia, India, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Canary Islands, Libya, Lebanon, Morocco, Mauritania, Niger, Oman, Pakistan, Somalia, Sudan, Tschad, Tunisia, Turkey, Cyprus, Southern USA east of Oklahoma.

This specie originates from North Africa the Kanari islands, and Southern Europe. This mantids like to climb, so they should have some stiks, plants ect. present in their cage. They should be kept at 35-40C, at night it should no go below 23C, 30% humidity. It is very important to lower the temperature down to 23C at night time, it seems to give longer life to the mantis.

It is very omportant to increase the air temperature up to 45C when mating these mantids. This high temperature will stimulate the male to mate with the female. They will lay their ootheca at 30C without spraying, 4-5 weeks later, 20-60 nymphs will hatch.

Females: get 2 3/4inch. (7cm) long.

Males: get 2 3/8inch. (6cm) long.

Diet: Drosophila, houseflies, crickets, flour worms. To the newly hatched larvae must be promptly offered Drosophila flies.

Statis: Culture lost.. Looking for more!

Ootheca.

L4 nymph.

 

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