Mantises in this family are often mistaken for either grasshoppers because of their appearance or ants because of the way they run. On closer examination, they are clearly identifiable as mantises by their characteristic forelegs held in a praying position. Unlike other mantises, they have short thoraxes and heads that do not rotate as freely.
Fast runner. Does not climb on vegetation.
Deserts and semi-arid regions, including Wadi Dana and Karak.