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Texas Unicorn Mantis (Phyllovates chlorophaea) Family- Mantidae.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Sub-Phylum: -
Class: Insecta
Sub-Class: -
Super-Order: -
Order: Mantodea
Sub-Order: -
Family: Mantidae
Sub-Family: -
Tribe: -
Genus: Phyllovates
Species: chlorophaea
Year: 1935?
Distribution: Texas USA.

Texas Unicorn mantids are one of the most rare and spectacular of the US species. They are not particularly fussy feeders. They will accept other food, not only flying insects, as long as they approach the mantis. They are lazy, so will rather be starving then walk down to the bottom of the cage for food. When I feed them, I flip the container, letting the cricket to get a hold on to the lid, and flip it back down carefully. This way the mantis is in its favorite position and will not hesitate to accept crickets. It is really special to watch them feed. Texas Unicorn mantids will first observe the cricket, follow it really close with their head, and only after 10 or so seconds they will grab them.

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

Subadult male.


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