Rhombodera valida Giant Shield praying mantis.
L1: Small fruit flies Drosophila melanogaster
L2 / L3: Large fruit flies Drosophila hydei
L4 / L5: Blue Bottle Flies
Adult females also like to eat large crickets, grasshoppers or cockroaches and large meal-worms
This species Rhombodera cf. valida . It has now been assigned to the IGM master 277. This strain has yellow inner wings.
The Green Shield mantis can already be recognized by its wide backplate at early developmental stages. This mantid species is very aggressive, actively hunting. In the subadult and adult stage, it likes to eat large prey such as adult crickets or cockroaches. cannibalism rate definitely not communal.