Giant African Praying Mantis

The Giant African Praying Mantis is one of the largest and fiercest species of mantis in the world. They are commonly kept as pets and are seen to have many beautiful colors such as: green, beige, and brown. If the adults feel threatened it may raise its wings and move its front arms to expose an orange colored area.

Female African Mantis are usually 8cm long, and the males are about 6-7cm in length. Female African praying mantis handle the larger prey, relative to their size. Once the female African Mantis spots their prey, they actively chase them down using fierce hunting techniques.



FAST FACTS
SCIENTIFIC NAME

SPHODROMANTIS LINEOLA

WHERE IN THE WILD? SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA (HUMIDITY, AND WOODSY AREAS)
WHAT'S ON THE MENU? LARGE- SMALL PREY (LOCUSTS- BROWN CRICKETS)
LIFE EXPECTANCY 1 YEAR (6 MONTHS AS AN ADULT)