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   Rhombodera megaera


Mantis (Rhombodera megaera).

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Sub-Phylum: Tracheata
Class: Insecta
Sub-Class: Pterygota
Super-Order: Dictyoptera
Order: Mantodea
Sub-Order: -
Family: Mantidae
Sub-Family: Mantidae
Tribe: Paramantini
Genus: Rhombodera
Species: megaera
Year: 1903
Distribution: Thailand, District Nakhon Ratchasima.

Nymphs can be housed together up to L3, they should be moved to a bigger tanks, or separated, as at that time they become aggressive. Both males and females are winged. While mating, it is encouraged to let the female eat the male, as it encourages the male to relies sperm pack faster!

Females: are light polished green colour as adults. Subadults are light blue to light greenish-blue. On the under side of their abdomen, they have 2 very interestingly coloured segments. The colored dorsal segment is orange with two yellow to almost white spots. On the further segment from the back end, the scale in pitch black with two brown eyen, that got yellow all around them.

Males: are also light polished green colour as adults. Males got the same two coloured segments as the females, just a lot smaller.

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

Adult female.

Adult male.

Mating... Female has eaten the head and the thorax of the male already.

After the female have eaten 1/2 of the male's abdomen, he decided to mate again :)!


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