Tenodera sinensis

Species: Tenodera sinensis

English Name: Chinese Mantis

Chinese Name: 中华大刀螳

Family: Mantidae


Long, slender Praying Mantis with some individuals reaching 11 cm long. The color ranges from bright green to brown or a combination thereof. They feed on other insects and cannibalism is common: the sexual cannibalism is the well known, but it happens on the early stages too. This species is native to China and can be found among any types of vegetation.

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– Easton, E. R. (1993). The insects of Macau. Macau: University of Macau Publications Centre.