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Wide-armed Mantis (Cilnia humeralis)


L2+ Nymph


The chunky substantial looking wide armed mantis will not disappoint. Sassy and aggressive, taking on large prey, amazing to watch.

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L2+ Nymph

Wide-armed Mantis (Cilnia humeralis)are a medium sized mantis from Africa, they are a good step up from a starter species. Brave and aggressive in nature, they actively pursue their prey, They have an adult body length of about 5cm and distinctive chunky looking arms that give rise to their common name Wide armed mantis.

The biggest characteristic of Wide-armed Mantis (Cilnia humeralis) is its ferocity. The young nymphs are very aggressive, stalking and tackling large prey. Beautiful character and comical expression make this species one to own.


As young nymphs, wide armed mantis  should be fed D.Hydeii fruit flies. As they mature, wide armed mantis will eat pretty much anything they are capable of taking down.

Wide armed mantis should be kept at around room temperature, with relative humidity levels at around 60-80% RH. If necessary, you may purchase a heat mat to keep the temperature warmer, along with moisture-retaining substrate such as coco-coir or sphagnum moss to boost humidity levels. A daily mist of the enclosure using a spray bottle will ensure your mantis can regularly drink and that its enclosure remains humid. Like all mantis, the wide armed mantis require an enclosure at least 3x as tall as the mantis’s total body length.


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