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jeweled flower mantis

Creobroter gemmatus

Description:

Very small, visible length about 4mm. Color shiny reddish brown with black markings. Pointed eyes which direct towards the flower mantis identification.

Habitat:

Adjacent to a small stream. Altitude 1000m.

Notes:

I have seen this tiny, first instar mantis four times in the past years; July and December and only within a few days of each spotting. Possibly indicating that the mantis breeds twice per year. I have no research to back up this observation.

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5 Comments

folicallychalled
folicallychalled 5 years ago

Irene - you have images that are small subjects, that are very good. The images of small subjects have to be cropped to make them useful.

Dave

IreneBA
IreneBA 5 years ago

great!! my camera cannot capture this tiny...

RendyMoonkies
RendyMoonkies 6 years ago

Amazing, ruby brown form

RiekoS
RiekoS 6 years ago

Interesting.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Oh yes nice. That head shape fits the ID.

folicallychalled
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Jawa Barat, Indonesia

Spotted on Jan 10, 2015
Submitted on Jan 11, 2015

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