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-Giant Shield Mantis-

Rhombodera megaera 


-This is a very large South Asian species, named for the wide 'shield' like structure on their thorax. Rhombodera genus are easy to keep and quite tolerant of fluctuations in temperature and humidity. 


-Found across a wide range, these mantids live in tropical forests, deciduous woodland, grassland, marshes, cultivated farmland and urban developed areas. Give these larger insects plenty of room as they grow to avoid molt complications. 


-Females are larger and heavier than males. 3-3.5" is average for males and females will measure 4-5" upon adulthood. 

Giant Shield Mantis

  • All sizes are approximations, as these are living creatures some variables will occur. For mantids, the current range of instars (molt periods) will be listed. The reflected size varies quite a bit and is influenced by the adult size of the organism. Please contact us for more detailed information and ideal prey sizes. 

  • All live orders are shipped via FedEx priority overnight. All animals are guaranteed to arrive alive and in good health. For residential or business deliveries you are required to receive the package at first delivery attempt. For orders held for pick-up at shipping centers, you are required to claim the package by end of day. Otherwise the Live arrival guarantee is voided.

    In the event of a DOA I request photographic documentation of such, and notification within an hour of receiving the package. A refund of the animals purchase price will be issued or a replacement specimen scheduled for shipping. No refund of shipping costs is available. 

    Orders will be shipped in insulated shipping containers and when appropriate, will be shipped with either heating or cooling packs. 

    If you wish to combine live orders and merchandise in a single package please contact us via email to work out details regarding your order and the safest method to accomplish such. 

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