Prohierodula picta (2nd instar)


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Prohierodula picta

Prohierodula picta (2nd instar) for sale

Prohierodula picta is a relatively easy Praying Mantis to keep and as such is perfect for a beginner keeping exotic invertebrates.

With super quick reactions during hunting, and aggressiveness to prey, Prohierodula picta really is a truly remarkable species of Praying Mantis to keep. It has a beautiful rusty/red appearance which in itself is quite stunning. However, if you are lucky enough to see its ‘threat’ pose then you will quickly realise why this is such a sought after species to keep.

Taxa Hierarchy:
subfamily:  Mantinae
tribe: Polyspilotini
genus: Prohierodula Bolivar, 1908

species: Prohierodula picta Gerstaecker, 1883


  • Ecology:
    • Terrestrial.
  • Specimen records are available.
  • Citations (9):
    • Gerstaecker. 1883. Mitt. naturw. Ver. Neu-Vorpomm. 14:88 >> Note: Polyspilota
    • Karsch. 1894. Berl. ent. Z. 39:274 >> Note: Polyspilota
    • Sjostedt. 1900. Bih. K. svenska VetenskAkad. Handl. 25(6):13 >> Note: Hierodula
    • Griffini. 1907. Annali Mus. civ. Stor. nat. Genova 43:398 >> Note: of W. Africa
    • Griffini. 1907. Annali Mus. civ. Stor. nat. Genova 43:402 >> Note: Polyspilota
    • Bolivar. 1908. Mems R. Soc. esp. Hist. nat. 1:461 >> Note: Prohierodula
    • Giglio-Tos. 1927. Tierreich 50:403 >> Note: Prohierodula
    • Beier. 1935. Genera Insect. 203:77 >> Note: Prohierodula
    • Roy. 1972. La Revue “Biologia Gabonica” Fasc. 3-4:235 >> Note: in Gabon
  • Type specimen information:
    • Type locality:
    • Kind of type:  unspecified primary type

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