Creobroter pictipennis nymph

Phyllocrania paradoxa adult male
Natural History of Gonatista grisea, the grizzled or lichen mimic mantis.
Here is a video of my Phyllocrania paradoxa eating a mayfly
Useful links:
  • mantis care sheet from Bugs in Cyberspace
  • mantidforum.net - a great internet forum and a great place to find mantids for sale for US and Canadian enthisiasts
  • UK mantis forums - another great forum, be sure to check out their newsletter, it's really great. If you live in Europe and are looking for mantids, try here.