Mantis (Rhombodera megaera).
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
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 :)!