Parasphendale affinisBudwing mantis
Small wings - big appetite
5,90 € – 11,90 €
incl. VAT, plusshipping
6 in stock | 1-3 working days | Only valid within Germany. International: 2-8 working days.
Delivery per order: 1 x fertilized ootheca
Based on the size of the ootheca, the number of eggs in it is estimated (see above “Up to xyz nymphs”).
Only oothecae are sold from females that have already provided for offspring (that is 100% mated). Despite high hatch probabilities, unfortunately, I can not give any hatching guarantee, since the absence of hatching can be caused by too wet/dry or cool/hot incubation.
Check care further down
Detailed species information (incubation etc.) in the Mantis lexicon.
|Scientific name:||Blepharopsis mendica|
|Common name:||Thistle mantis / Egyptian flower mantis / Arab mantis|
|Verbreitung:||Northafrica, Southwest Asian, Turkey, Canary Islands|
|Distribution:||Dry forests, rocks and semi deserts|
|Size:||Females ~ 6 cm|
Males ~ 5,5 cm
|Livespan:||Female up to 1,5 years|
Male up to 1 year
|Colour variations:||Basics white with brown, turquoise or green mesh pattern|
*up to L4/L5 group-housing possible (males until adulthood also in groups)
Days 30 – 40 °C, nights room temperature (below 18°C no problem)
~ 30 – 40 %, sometimes 60 % with good ventilation. Spray very rarely!
|L1||Small fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster)|
|L2/L3||Big fruit flies (Drosophila hydei)|
|L6 to adult||Green- and Bluebottle flies|
This species also feeds on crawling insects like crickets/roaches etc.