Malaysian Dead Leaf Mantis

Deroplatys lobata dead leaf mantises are legendary dead leaf mimics. Motionless and waiting for prey, their closed brown wings are complete with the same vein structure as a dried, dead leaf. As the photo above shows they are able to come to life in startling, colorful display when threatened.

Note: Main photo on page is of an adult female Deroplatys lobata. A young nymph is also pictured.

L2 nymphs available for $13 each, or $12 each if you buy 3 or more. Sold unsexed (I can't sex them this young.) This species is larger in the first instar than most of the mantises we sell are at L2/L3. They are capable of taking down D. hydei fruit flies although we still feed them D. melanogaster at L1. At L2 they are happy with D. hydei or house flies.

Please review my care sheet links at the top of the page. These mantises are larger than most species in the early instars and capable even of taking down house flies and small crickets though fruit flies still work for them through the next molt or two.

Deroplatys lobata dead leaf mantis desiccata
Click To Enlarge
  • Item #: bic330
  * Marked fields are required.
Price $13.00
3 or more $12.00 each
Availability In-Stock

Related Items

Reviews (9) Write a Review
No Reviews. Write a Review