Praying Mantis Hierodula petellifera (Serville)

W59566: Praying Mantis
Hierodula petellifera (Serville)

Praying Mantis Hierodula petellifera (Serville)

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Praying Mantis (family Hymenopodidae, order Mantodea): Vivid coloration, including bright pinks and greens, coupled with body ornamentation, allows these species to blend in perfectly with the flowers on which they rest, awaiting the arrival of prey. Some parts of the body, such as the legs, often have broad extensions that resemble leaves. The forewings may have colored bands or spirals, or conspicuous, circular marks that look rather like eyespots. In female flower mantids, the wings are sometimes short. Eggs are laid in a case, typically attached to vegetation. Young nymphs tackle small prey as soon as their cuticle has hardened. The Praying Mantis is found in tropical regions all over the world, except Australia, on a wide variety of vegetation. This specimen is 60 mm in length, acrylic block measures 110 x 43 x 30 and weights 150 g. Delivered in storage box.
Item No. W59566
MPN: PW307
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