Giant Asian Mantis, or more scientifically Hierodula membranacea , is one of the most common mantis pets. Its large size and the relative easiness of keeping this species contributes to its popularity. Sometimes this species is incorrectly referred to as Hierodula grandis. It will not surprise you that the Giant Asian Mantis has its natural habitat in Asia. An adult Hierodula membranacea male. The females are much bigger and bulkier.
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Giant Asian Mantis Caresheet (Hierodula membranacea) | PanTerra Pets
The Giant Asian praying mantis, also known as Hierodula membranacea, is a large winged insect of the mantidae animal family. Males can grow to be 3 inches long, whereas females can reach closer to 3. The reference to praying in the mantis' name describes the positioning of the front limbs on the insect, rather than the carnivorous characteristics of the animal. The Giant Asian mantis actively hunts its prey rather than lying in ambush.
The Chinese mantis Tenodera sinensis is a species of praying mantis native to Asia and the nearby islands. In this species was accidentally introduced by a nurseryman at Mt. Airy near Philadelphia , United States.
She has truly amazing eyesight and is an incredible hunter who loves to catch and eat insects and other small animals! Despite her fierce looking appearance she is actually very friendly assuming you are a person and not a cricket that is! These first two pictures were taken in my garden on a beautiful sunny day in May , I'm sure you'll agree that they truly capture Margaret's natural beauty! These first two pictures were taken in my garden on a beautiful sunny day and I'm sure you'll agree that they truly capture Margaret's natural beauty!