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   Heterochaeta orientalis


Mantis (Heterochaeta orientalis) 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: Vatinae
Tribe: Heterochaetini
Genus: Heterochaeta
Species: orientalis
Year: 1904
Distribution: Sudan, Tanzania, Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya.

This seems to be a relatively new specie in culture. As L1 nymphs they are very long, measuring at just over an inch long!

L3 nymph.

L6 nymph.


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