A Phantom Mantis Meal has gained over 8 million views on Youtube.
With a unique angle, the meal of a ghost mantis impressed many viewers on Youtube. The over a minute and a half long clip has over 8 million views.
Compared to many other species of mantis, the ghost mantis is a small mantis with an ugly shape and color.
They only reach about 45 to 50mm in length. They vary in brown color from dark brown (almost black) to greenish gray. The color of an individual varies with different spores and is also dependent on light levels and humidity.
The ghost mantis Phyllocrania paradoxa is disguised to appear as a dead black leaf. Its wings have evolved to resemble a dry leaf.