African Praying Mantis
- Common Group: SPIDERS & SCORPIONS & INVERTEBRATES
- Common Name: African Praying Mantis
- Scientific Name: Polyspilota sp., Sphodromantis sp., and many others
- Distribution: Africa
- Size: 2" - 4"
Inhabits the grassland and woodland habitats of Africa. The Praying Mantis is a voracious predator. When captive, adults require a 2.5 gallon enclosure.
Hyperactive and hard to hold.
Provide several climbing areas on branches, logs, & plants. This species like dense foliage for climbing hiding.
Maintain day temperature range between 80-86 degrees F. Maintain night temperature range between 72-78 degrees F.
This species requires moderate levels of humidity.
Use a small shallow bowl with saturated cotton or similar.
This species is a carnivore (meat eater). Eats insects and arthropods.