Dead Leaf Mantis

Dead Leaf Mantis is a common name given to various species of praying mantis that mimic dead leaves. It is most often used in reference to species within Genus "Deroplatys" because of their popularity as exotic pets. Examples include "D. desiccata" (Giant Dead Leaf Mantis), "D. lobata" (Malaysian Dead Leaf Mantis), and "D. philippinica" (Philippines Dead Leaf Mantis). [ [http://www.exotic-pets.co.uk/dead-leaf-mantis.html] Dead Leaf Praying Mantis] [ [http://tolweb.org/Deroplatys/12588] Web of Life ] Other species to which the term may apply include "Acanthops falcatoria" (South American Dead Leaf Mantis) [ [http://bugsincyberspace.com/mantis.html] Praying Mantises, AKA Mantids (Order Dictyoptera)] and "Phyllocrania paradoxa" (more common known as the Ghost Mantis). [ [http://www.pawsforthoughtpetcentres.co.uk/mantid.html] pawsforthoughtpetcentres.co.uk] [ [http://www.phasmidsincyberspace.com/PhyllocraniaParadoxa.html] PhasmidsinCyberspace.com 2005 ] [ [http://www.prayingmantid.co.uk/portfolio24332.html] PrayingMantid.co.uk]

ee also

*Flower Mantis
*Grass Mantis
*Stick Mantis
*List of mantis genera and species

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