Devil flower mantis (Blepharopsis
mendica) Family- Empusidae.
|| 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
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 35-40°C, at night it should no go below 23°C,
30% humidity. It is very important to lower the
temperature down to 23°C at night time, it seems
to give longer life to the mantis.
It is very omportant to increase the air temperature
up to 45°C when mating these mantids. This high
temperature will stimulate the male to mate with
the female. They will lay their ootheca at 30°C
without spraying, 4-5 weeks later, 20-60 nymphs
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
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