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Jeweled Flower Mantis

Creobroter gemmatus


Creobroter gemmatus, common name Jeweled Flower Mantis or 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. They make easy pets with proper care and it is said there is a 90% survival rate among nymphs.


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NuwanChathuranga 9 years ago

Done! thank you!

ForestDragon 9 years ago

What a colorful character! There is now a global mission for mantids. I would love to see your beauties added to it.

NuwanChathuranga 9 years ago

Many Thanks for the compliments, outsidegirl0!

outsidegirl0 9 years ago


NuwanChathuranga 9 years ago

Thank you Dilan!

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 9 years ago

Beautiful shots Nuwan!!

NuwanChathuranga 9 years ago

Thank you Noel, Dixie & Saumya.

Beauty ! ! !

Dixie 9 years ago

Really nice!

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 9 years ago

Beautiful series, Nuwan!

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Alawwa, Sri Lanka

Spotted on Jan 29, 2014
Submitted on Jan 29, 2014

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