Hierodula membranacea (Giant Asian Mantis)

Hierodula membranacea (Giant Asian Mantis) is a large mantid, with other large members of genus Hierodula. Its colours vary from green to yellow-green, or even brown to reddish-brown, similar to those of the giant Indian mantis and the giant Malaysian mantis. As the name suggests, it originates from southeast Asia and is among the largest of mantises. Male and female adults reach around 10-11cm. This species inhabits in shrubs and tree areas. It lives in hot and humid climates of temperatures of 22 to 30 °C with a humidity of 60% to 70%.

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