|Geographical Range||Central-western Africa, Madagascar, Seychelles Islands|
|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.