Giant Dead-Leaf Mantis - Deroplatys dessicata



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Giant Dead-Leaf Mantis - Deroplatys dessicata


Deroplatys desiccata, commonly known as the Giant Dead-Leaf Mantis, takes its common name from its resemblance to dead, leafy vegetation including having a flattened, considerably extended thorax, and intricate “leafy” patterns on its wings. The insect varies in color from a mottled brown to a very dark, almost-black brown. Members of this species double up on their physical camouflage with movement reminiscent of dead leaves in nature. When disturbed, they rock gently as if caught in a breeze. When threatened, they typically fall to the ground and lie motionless. As with other mantis species, males, which grow to be between 2.56 and 2.76 inches, are the smaller (and lighter sex); females can reach up to 3.15 inches in length. Members of this species are found in scrubland and forest habitats throughout Malaysia, Borneo, Indonesia, and Sumatra.


Deroplatys desiccata is truly a master of disguise when in its element. Framed against a plain background, however, you behold an elaborate and very striking specimen that’s guaranteed to turn heads. Own one today! Our all-natural, intact specimens (no fake parts here!) are all of first-rate quality, delicately prepared, mounted, and framed with double-glass glazing in our very own fabrication studio in Upstate New York. We model our frames from solid fine ashwood, and they’re available in both a matte-black, and a natural finish.

Our framed insects are made-to-order. Please allow up to two weeks for your order to be completed. If you need your order sooner than this, please contact us at 212-343-1114 x401 or and we will do our best to accommodate you!


SKU: AP-FI3025
Dimensions: 7.00"W x 8.00"H x 1.63"D
Scientific Name: Deroplatys dessicata
Origin: Malaysia
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