Deroplatys truncata (Dead-leaf mantis)




  • Triangle Dead-leaf mantis which originally comes from Southern Asia.
  • These mantis mimic crumpled fallen leaves, giving them a superb natural camouflage.
  • These Mantids may look fragile, but are a relatively hardy species. 

Size: Size depends on species and sex, but adult mantis size range from 75 – 85mm in size. Females are substantially larger and heavier then males.


    • Provide plenty of good climbing branches.
    • Housing: For mantids, a screen cage is best, and is recommended more than any other enclosure. Babies can live in a small screen cage. Adults can live in a large screen cage. Height is more important than floor space.
    • Substrate: 2 to 3 inches of peat moss, or potting soil
    • Day temperature : 23-26 C      Night temperature : 18-22

    • Substrate humidity : Always little bit humid

    Prey type / feeder insects :

    L1-3 – Drosophila melanogaster

    L3-5 – Greenbottle fly ( pinkies )

    L5 + – Waxworms, locusta, red runner cockroach, crickets ( medium size )

    Keeping in groups : Yes

    Mating: 2 weeks since final molt