(Note: The images currently featured in this listing are of an adult female specimen, but the listing itself is for a randomly selected mantis at L4 or L5 instar)
A popular choice among mantis enthusiasts, the Ghost Mantis resembles a dead leaf and comes in different shades of yellow, green, brown, and even black, which environmental factors are thought to play a role in. They have an elongated head to play up the leaf illusion that have earned them the nickname "leaf heads." Ghosts are less aggressive than other mantis species, so while this means that multiple ghosts can usually be kept together, they can sometimes have trouble eating due to their low prey drive.
Scientific name: Phyllocrania paradoxa
Native Region: Africa
Lifespan: females 8 months, males approx 5.5 months
Max size: 1.8 - 2 inches
Temperature: 65 - 80° F
Humidity: 50 - 70 %
We love these guys and their little leaf heads, and the way they sway back and forth like they're gearing up for a fight! But these guys are pretty delicate and just like to hang around for the most part. Please select overnight or 2-day shipping when placing an order to guarantee live delivery.
THIS PRAYING MANTIS IS NOT NATIVE TO THE USA AND IS NOT TO BE RELEASED OUTSIDE!
Ghost Mantis (Phyllocrania paradoxa), L4-L5
- Product Code: 1
- Availability: Out Of Stock