Hierodula patellifera

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Giant Asian mantis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Mantodea
Family: Mantidae
Genus: Hierodula
Species: H. patellifera
Binomial name
Hierodula patellifera
Serville, 1839

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


Male: 45~65 mm long, females: 65~75 mm long.[2] Can be green or brown in color.


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]


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

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