The Eremiaphila

The Eremiaphila is a kind of desert mantis, a cousin of the praying mantis. It is perfectly adapted to its environment, totally merges with the colors of the ground and can be perceived only if it moves. Its long legs allow him to elevate its body in order to avoid the heat of the ground. It likes to expose at midday sun and can tolerate the ...

...heat till 60 grades. Unlike the praying mantis, it is very vivid and chases its preys with speed. It mainly feeds on ants. There are several species of this mantis. The opposite specimen may be an Eremiaphile Braueri.