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Genus Metallyticus Metallyticus splendidus The mantis family Metallyticidae consists of a single small genus, living mostly in South-East Asia. iridescent bark mantis. The species are dark and somewhat flattened and roach-like in appearance, with metallic reflections. We currently have these in breeding Metallyticus fallax, Metallyticus pallipes, Metallyticus semiaeneus, Metallyticus splendidus, Metallyticus violaceus,