FYeahMantodea

Ask me anything   Submit   Mantodea is an order of insects which contains around two thousand four hundred valid species and about four hundred and thirty genera in fifteen families. This is a blog dedicated to chronicling the awesome diversity of mantises. If you have any questions or requests hit that ask button! I'll do my best to answer any questions and I'm always looking for interesting content to post about. Feel free to submit if you have something you'd like to share - info, videos, pictures (Especially pictures) If you'd like me to have a go at IDing a mantis, please make sure you give a location and the time of year.


(Very old) Adult female Deroplatys lobata (Dead leaf mantis) eating what I think is a male Tegenaria domestica (House spider.)

(Very old) Adult female Deroplatys lobata (Dead leaf mantis) eating what I think is a male Tegenaria domestica (House spider.)

— 4 days ago with 39 notes
#deroplatys lobata  #dead leaf mantis  #mantis  #insect  #insects  #mantodea  #mantises 
barnesphotography:

This photo was taken during the summer. The praying mantis was sitting outside my work place. I took this photograph with a Nikon D7000 with natural light. Let me know what you think! 

barnesphotography:

This photo was taken during the summer. The praying mantis was sitting outside my work place. I took this photograph with a Nikon D7000 with natural light. Let me know what you think! 

— 1 week ago with 42 notes
#mantis  #insect  #photography  #entomology  #insects  #mantodea  #mantises 
venomthroughtheveins:

Choeradodis/hooded mantis

Choeradodis rhombicollis (Hooded mantis)

venomthroughtheveins:

Choeradodis/hooded mantis

Choeradodis rhombicollis (Hooded mantis)

— 1 week ago with 58 notes
#Choeradodis Rhombicollis  #mantis  #insect  #mantodea  #insects  #mantises  #mantids 
cargorabbit:

My mantis looks suddenly super bloated and there’s an odd black blob of liquid at the tip of her abdomen??? There’s also dry brown liquid on the side of the tank that I haven’t seen before. Q_Q Is she sick??? Infected???

Occasionally mantises suffer from vomiting and diarrhoea, the liquid in the tank could be either though I’m guessing it’s the latter. Unfortunately insect health issues are very poorly understood in general so it’s very hard to determine what the problem is. The best thing to do is move her to a completely sterile tank, ensure she’s hydrated and give her some honey. Move her to a clean tank every time she messes it up. This is the best method I’ve found for dealing with this kind of thing. 

cargorabbit:

My mantis looks suddenly super bloated and there’s an odd black blob of liquid at the tip of her abdomen??? There’s also dry brown liquid on the side of the tank that I haven’t seen before. Q_Q Is she sick??? Infected???

Occasionally mantises suffer from vomiting and diarrhoea, the liquid in the tank could be either though I’m guessing it’s the latter. Unfortunately insect health issues are very poorly understood in general so it’s very hard to determine what the problem is. The best thing to do is move her to a completely sterile tank, ensure she’s hydrated and give her some honey. Move her to a clean tank every time she messes it up. This is the best method I’ve found for dealing with this kind of thing. 

— 1 week ago with 14 notes
#mantis  #insect  #health  #husbandry  #entomology 
Anonymous asked: Hi! I'm pretty sure my Mantis is constipated, how do I help her? She is a jeweled flower mantis and had her first adult molt about two weeks ago and got her wings :) thank you!


Answer:

Hi, sorry for taking a while to get back to you. I would:

change the substrate in her tank to tissue paper, this way you’ll be able to tell if she actually is constipated. 

Ensure she’s hydrated.

Check to see if there’s something obstructing her butt, this happens occasionally. If this is the case, you can attempt to gently wipe it away using a clean, damp ear-bud. 

Hope this helps!

— 1 week ago with 2 notes
whatsundead:

My beautiful brown ghost mantis molted green <3

Wow! I can’t tell because of the angle but is this a male? If so, this is the second green male Phyllocrania paradoxa I have ever seen. They’re incredibly rare.

whatsundead:

My beautiful brown ghost mantis molted green <3

Wow! I can’t tell because of the angle but is this a male? If so, this is the second green male Phyllocrania paradoxa I have ever seen. They’re incredibly rare.

— 1 week ago with 50 notes
#phyllocrania paradoxa  #ghost mantis  #mantis  #insect  #mantodea  #mantises  #insects 
ewelinalesik:

Adult male - imago of Ghost mantis (Phyllocrania paradoxa) http://fotografiazwierzat.wordpress.com/

Phyllocrania paradoxa (ghost mantis) adult male 

ewelinalesik:

Adult male - imago of Ghost mantis (Phyllocrania paradoxa) http://fotografiazwierzat.wordpress.com/

Phyllocrania paradoxa (ghost mantis) adult male 

— 1 week ago with 59 notes

ewelinalesik:

I usually take photos of animals like cats, dogs or horses. Now the situation is quite different, I also take photos of invertebrates like mantis. Here I introduce you a male of Orchid matis - imago (Hymenopus coronatus), see more on https://www.facebook.com/EwelinaLesikAnimalPhotography

Adult male Hymenopus coronatus (orchid mantis)

— 2 weeks ago with 61 notes
#photography  #macro  #mantis  #Hymenopus coronatus  #orchid mantis 
freewaffleshere:

L1 (one week old) and L5 chillin’ together.

Phyllocrania paradoxa (ghost mantis) nymphs.

freewaffleshere:

L1 (one week old) and L5 chillin’ together.

Phyllocrania paradoxa (ghost mantis) nymphs.

— 2 weeks ago with 1148 notes
#Phyllocrania paradoxa  #mantis  #insect  #mantodea  #insects