Brunner’s Stick Mantis
(Brunneria borealis) Family-Mantidae.
|| 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
On the left is an ootheca that was laid 5 minutes
prior to this shot, on the right is one week old
Close up of the two oothecas.
Adult female (green).
Adult female (bluish-green).