|Scientific name:||Humbertiella sp.|
|Common name:||Bark mantis|
|Habitat:||Bark of trees in warm & humid habitats|
|Size:||Female ~ 4,5 cm|
Male ~ 3,5 cm
|Livespan:||Female ~ 8,5 months|
Male ~ 8 months
*up to L3 group-housing possible
More species of this genus (similar housing and appearance):
- Humbertiella ceylonica (SAUSSURE, 1869)
- Humbertiella indica (SAUSSURE, 1869)
- Humbertiella similis (GIGLIO-TOS, 1917)
- Single-housing: from 15 x 15 x 20 cm
Two ventilation areas (gaze at top + front) adviced to prevent waterglogging.
Day 28 – 35 °C, night ~ 20°C
Day 60 – 90 %, night 80 – 100%, spray daily every evening!
- Substrate: Soil, sand, moss etc.
- Branches and smooth bark (vertical)
- Living or artificial plants (Beware of pesticides!)
- Clean with vinegar or biodegradable glass cleaner (afterwards rinse with clear water)
|L1||Small fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster)|
|L2/L3||Big fruit flies (Drosophila hydei)|
|L6 to adult||Green- and Bluebottle flies|
This species also needs crawling insects like crickets/roaches and firebrats!
In general: 8 visible sternites (ventral segments) at males, 6 at females (compare with Hierodula membranacea).
Adult stage (= full-grown + winged):
Sexually mature after adult moult:
Males ~ 10 days
Females ~ 14 days
Size: ~ 2,5 cm
Form: long & porous
Oviposition place: Bark
First ooth after adult moult: –
Incubation and hatch
Temperatures like animals (see above), rel. humidity over 70% (with good ventilation)
Nymph quantity: –
Size freshly hatched (L1): –
All given information only for orientation. Actual facts always depend on temperature and food availibility etc.!
Humbertiella is a middle-sized genus, which adapted in form and behaviour perfectly to their habitat (tree bark). They are fast runners and perfectly camouflaged.
- www.mantisonline.de (October 2017)