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  • lt: Sphodromantis gastrica
  • dt: Afrikanische Gottesanbeterin
African mantis


  • 10 - 15 cm, max. up to 30 cm


  • moths, crickets, grasshoppers, flies and other insects; even cannibalism occurs

Number of cubs

  • 300 - 400 eggs

Worth knowing

A colloquial name for the mantis is "praying mantis", because of the typical "prayer-like" stance.