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   Brunneria borealis


Brunner’s Stick Mantis (Brunneria borealis) Family-Mantidae.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Sub-Phylum: Tracheata
Class: Insecta
Sub-Class: Pterygota
Super-Order: Dictyoptera
Order: Mantodea
Sub-Order: -
Family: Mantidae
Sub-Family: Photininae
Tribe: Coptopterygini
Genus: Brunneria
Species: borealis
Distribution: Southern USA, East of Oklahoma.

Adults get 6- 7inches long. They are green, pink, and winged at maturity. Males are not know to exist in captivity, but mostly reproduction consists of parthenogenesis. Nymphs hatch from the oothecae over a period of time, rather than the all at once. Oothecae can take as long as 4 months from the first to the last nymph hatching. They prefer to be kept at 80°- 81°F.

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

On the left is an ootheca that was laid 5 minutes prior to this shot, on the right is one week old ootheca.

Close up of the two oothecas.

L1 nymph.

Adult female (green).

Adult female (bluish-green).


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