Pseudoxyops perpulchra (Peruvian Leaf Mantis) (FEMALE) (5th instar) 1 x nymph

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Pseudoxyops perpulchra (Peruvian Leaf Mantis)

Pseudoxyops perpulchra (Peruvian Leaf Mantis)

Pseudoxyops is a genus consisting of 5 species of mantises in the subfamily Stagmatopterinae.

Pseudoxyops perpulchra is a truly stunning mantis, and relatively new in the hobby. This extraordinary looking ‘leaf-mimic’, is a classic example of an insect that has adapted perfectly to its environment. The leaf-shaped wings on the adult female is quite astonishing, and an absolute joy to behold.

subfamily Stagmatopterinae

tribe Stagmatopterini

genus Pseudoxyops Saussure & Zehntner, 1894

species Pseudoxyops perpulchra Westwood, 1889

  • Ecology:
    • Terrestrial.
  • Specimen records are available.
  • Citations (6):
    • Westwood. 1889. Revis. Mantid. 36, pl. 11, f. 8 >> Note: Stagmatoptera
    • Saussure & Zehntner. 1894. Biologia centr.-am. Orth. 1:185
    • Kirby. 1904. Syn. Cat. Orth. 1:298
    • Rehn. 1911. Genera Insect. 119:9 >> Note: Pseudoxyops
    • Giglio-Tos. 1914. Boll. Musei Zool. Anat. comp. R. Univ. Torino 29(684):17
    • Terra. 1995. Revta bras. Ent. 39(1):66
  • Type specimen information:
    • Type locality:
    • Kind of type:  unspecified primary type


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  1. Amber Welsh (verified owner)

    Got mine in amazing time. Came healthy and alive. Extremely beautiful, friendly and curious
    Would definitely recommend

    • mitch

      Hi Amber, you’re most welcome 🙂

      I’m glad to hear that all is well, and that you’re happy 🙂 You’ll have loads of fun woth the Pseudoxyops for sure!

      Best of luck with them.


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