First spotting found by my son. Indian Flower Mantis, is a species of praying mantis native to Asia. Males grow to about 1.5 inches (3.8 cm) and females are slightly larger. They prefer a humid environment and live about nine months in captivity. Females can be cannibalistic but males are fairly communal. Though infrequent, cannibalism among C. germmatus is nevertheless more common than among other flower mantids. They moult 8 times to become an adult and can take between 2 and 5 months to mature depending on food and temperature. They are the smallest yet most widespread creobroter species.
Seen near flowering gardens.
Lat: 19.80, Long: 72.75
Spotted on Apr 14, 2012
Submitted on Apr 14, 2012
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