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Japanese giant mantis (Tenodera aridifolia)

Sentadu jepang or Japanese giant mantis (Tenodera aridifolia) is a species of animal in Mantidae, long, stocky with brown and green colors, often found in roadside bushes, small forests and agricultural fields to prey on several types of insects but also birds.

T. aridifolia has the largest size in the genus where males have a length of 6.8-9.2 cm and females 7.7-10.5 cm. Young has an overall green color, while adults turn brown on the top, bottom and front legs.

Dlium Japanese giant mantis (Tenodera aridifolia)


Head is brown with dark streaks and big eyes are greenish or blackish brown. The nape is wide, brown and has a linear dark line in the middle. The wings are brown and have diagonal lines with green and white lines along the margins.

The stomach has a large size, width with several transverse margins and a brown color that fills the lower surface. A pair of forelegs are brown, a pair of middle legs and hind legs have brown thighs, but getting down to green.

Japanese giant mantis spends more time solitary and has one generation per year. The eggs hatch into metamorphosed larvae into adults. The eggs are covered with protein foam that hardens into hard brown egg cells.





Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Mantodea
Family: Mantidae
Subfamily: Mantinae
Tribe: Polyspilotini
Genus: Tenodera
Species: Tenodera aridifolia
Subspecies: Tenodera aridifolia ssp. aridifolia dan Tenodera aridifolia ssp. brevicollis

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