image credit:, Igor Siwanowicz

image credit: amberlschmidt

Habitat: Gambia
Status: No conservation issues

Here’s a pretty little mantis to brighten up your Monday (or what’s left of it). This is the Gambian Spotted-eye Flower Mantis (Pseudoharpax virescens).

They’re really tiny – only growing to about 1 inch! Despite their small size, however, they’re apparently easy to raise in captivity. I doubt I’d have much luck with one, though.