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Indian Flower Mantis

Creobroter pictipennis

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Seen near flowering gardens.


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23 Comments

Mr. Goldfish
Mr. Goldfish a year ago

Creobroter gemmatus does live in India (found out from the link on the other comment). On that link it says a few more species live in India.

Wild Things
Wild Things a year ago

Thanks again! Changed. When I searched for Creobroter, I got Creobroter gemmatus, so I mentioned it. Not sure if it is found in India :-)

Mr. Goldfish
Mr. Goldfish a year ago

I think there is at least another Creobroter that lives there, Creobroter pictipennis. Do you know if Creobroter gemmatus lives there? I did not know that.

Wild Things
Wild Things a year ago

Thank you for your suggestion Mr. Goldfish. I have edited my spotting accordingly :-)

Mr. Goldfish
Mr. Goldfish a year ago

Creobroter? If it is it is in the family Hymenopodidae

Uday
Uday 2 years ago

ok thnx

Uday
Uday 2 years ago

but how to extend it ?

Wild Things
Wild Things 2 years ago

Please do not solicitate spottings from the area which are beyond the boundary of your mission. Thanks. I will add to it once the boundary has been extended. Regards.

Uday
Uday 2 years ago

not at all its for India
but dont know how to extend area

Wild Things
Wild Things 2 years ago

Thanks Uday. I believe the missions radius is only 300miles?

Wild Things
Wild Things 2 years ago

Thanks Mayra.

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 2 years ago

Wow!!

Wild Things
Wild Things 2 years ago

Thanks Jolly!

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 2 years ago

Great spotting! It looks like its ready to do a pandango!

Wild Things
Wild Things 2 years ago

Thank you Atul sir, Emma, Mayra and Sachin!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 2 years ago

Very nice spotting Satyen,

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 2 years ago

Uau! Very diferent!!!

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 2 years ago

nice spot! great info too.

Atul
Atul 2 years ago

fantastic spotting!

Wild Things
Wild Things 2 years ago

Thanks a lot Gerardo. Edited and bought the second pic forward.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 2 years ago

Very nice looks colorful on the second photo!

Maharashtra, India

Lat: 19.80, Long: 72.75

Spotted on Apr 14, 2012
Submitted on Apr 14, 2012

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