Desert Mantis from Israel
Hi Bug People!
I saw this little guy on a hike to the Negev desert, in southern Israel on November 2 nd . It’s a desert mantis, Eremiaphila brunneri and it was just dumb luck I even saw it. The camouflage is so perfect that you wouldn’t see it from a foot away if it stays still. Lucky for me this one moved… Feel free to post this pic on your amazing site!
A quick web search did not reveal much information that might be of interest to our readership, but we did locate a photo. Another site indicated that it is a pebble mimic and is not suitable for captivity.