Geographical Range Central-western Africa, Madagascar, Seychelles Islands
Habitat Forests
Scientific Name Polyspilota aeruginosa
Conservation Status Not listed by IUCN

Talk about quick! It takes only 50-70 milliseconds for this predator to strike out with its forelegs and snare its prey. This mantid improves its chances of finding a victim by blending in with its background, then waiting patiently for an unwary insect to pass by.