Hierodula patellifera

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Giant Asian mantis
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H. patellifera
Binomial name
Hierodula patellifera
Serville, 1839

Hierodula patellifera, common name giant Asian mantis, Asian mantis, Indochina mantis or Harabiro Mantis,[1] is a species of praying mantis belonging to genus Hierodula.

Description[edit]

Males are about 45-65 mm long and females around 65-75 mm long.[2] Individuals can vary from green to brown in color. Although this species is fairly large for mantises in general, it is among the smallest members of the genus Hierodula, of which many species can reach 110-150 mm.

Range[edit]

They are found in Malaysia, Hawaii, India,[3] Java, Korean Peninsula, Philippines, New Guinea, Southern China, Taiwan, Vietnam, West Sumba,[4] Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, Okinawa,[5][6][7]

Habitat[edit]

H. patellifera lives in trees and in grasslands at the edges of forests.[8]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-01-15. Retrieved 2012-01-24.
  2. ^ http://www.jasa.pe.kr/pulmuchi/sciname.htm
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-09-17. Retrieved 2014-02-15.
  4. ^ [1] Mantis (Hierodula patellifera) Family Mantidae.
  5. ^ http://www.insects.jp/kon-kamaharabiro.htm
  6. ^ http://www.jasa.pe.kr/pulmuchi/sciname.htm
  7. ^ http://mantodea.myspecies.info/check-list-mantids-taiwan
  8. ^ http://www.insects.jp/kon-kamaharabiro.htm