Next dispatch date Wednesday 22nd September.
Country of Origin: Neotropical countries that include North and South America, the Caribbean and Amazon Rainforest. Or so Wikipedia says, there is very little information out there on this relatively new species to the hobby.
Food: Will eat anything it can overpower. Locusts, cockroaches, flies such as curly wings, fruit flies, blue bottles, green bottles, wax worms, wax moths.
Humidity: Light mist once a day or every other day if kept the lower end of the temperature spectrum.
Adult Size: 8.5-9cm-Female 6-7cm-Male
What can I say about the black spot mantis? As adutls they are voracious feeders that's for sure. The females especially will smash anything!! The girlies are this gorgeous canary yellow and on the "femur" you'll find a black spot which is how the mantis got its common name.
The nymphs can be a bit picky, if you find they refuse crawling food like locusts, try green bottle flies or curly wing flies, I find black spot nymphs cannot resist them.
This video was taken by my good friend Charlie who raised the grandparents of these nymphs listed for sale. Below is a video he took of "Grandma"
*Make sure you play with sound!*
How's that for a threat display!!
Black Spot Mantis are a fairly large mantis rivaling the giant species. Adult females needa 12"x12"x12" enclosure as adults, the males can live in something smaller.