I just found what i think is an insect on floor of my balcony. From what i know, it is a Praying mantis. I want to keep it as a pet but for that i want to its exact species.

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If it helps:
Location: Bangalore, India
Temperature : $23^{\circ}$ C

Could someone help me identify it pleas.


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I presume it is an Indian bark Mantis , Humbertiella ceylonica.


This mantis can be kept at between 21 and 28 degrees comfortably and does not need a drop in temperature at night.

References: bugzuk.com and Google


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