Metilia sp (Peruvian Dead Leaf Mantis) (4th/5th instar) 1 x Sexed Pair


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Metilia sp (Peruvian Dead Leaf Mantis) (Sexed Pair)

Metilia sp (Peruvian Dead Leaf Mantis) 1x Sexed Pair for sale

This is a relatively new species in the hobby. The particular species is unknown, but is from the genus; Metilia, and of the family Acanthopidae.

This stunning mantis is one of many ‘dead-leaf’ mimics from South America, and can be found in areas of Peru, Bolivia, and surrounding regions.

superorder Dictyoptera
order Mantodea
family Acanthopidae

genus Metilia Stal, 1877

  • Ecology:
    • Terrestrial.
  • Citations (12):
    • Stal. 1877. Bih. K. svenska VetenskAkad. Handl. 4(10):84 >> Note: Harpagidae (sbfam)
    • Westwood. 1889. Revis. Mant. 24 >> Note: Acanthopsides
    • Brunner von Wattenwyl. 1893. Annali Mus. civ. Stor. nat. Genova 13(33):71 >> Note: Acanthopes
    • Kirby. 1904. Syn. Cat. Orth. 1:282 >> Note: Mantidae: Creobotrinae
    • Chopard. 1913. Bull. Soc. ent. Fr. 1913:60 >> Note: Mantidae: Creobotrinae
    • Giglio-Tos. 1927. Tierreich 50:510 >> Note: Mantidae: Epaphroditinae: Epaphroditae (group)
    • Beier. 1934. Genera Insect. 196:4 >> Note: Mantidae: Hymenopodinae: Epaphroditini
    • Rehn. 1935. Proc. Acad. nat. Sci. Philad. 87:260 >> Note: Mantidae: Epaphroditinae
    • Beier. 1964. Bronn’s Klass. Ordn. Tierreiches 5 3(6):938 >> Note: Hymenopodidae: Acromantinae: Epaphroditini
    • Beier. 1968. Handb. Zool. 4((2) 2/12):6 >> Note: Hymenopodidae: Acromantinae: Epaphroditini
    • Terra. 1995. Revta bras. Ent. 39(1):28 >> Note: Acanthopidae, Acanthopinae
    • Ehrmann. 2002. Mantodea der Welt 221
  • Type species:  Metilia integra Stal (= brunnerii), by original monotypy
  • No first use as family-group name is recorded in the database.


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