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Spiny Flower mantis

Pseudocreobotra wahlbergi

Description:

Pseudocreobotra wahlbergi, or Spiny Flower Mantis, is a small Flower Mantis (1.5 inches or 38 millimetres) that is native to southern and eastern Africa. It has a spiny appearance on the bottom of its abdomen, giving it its name. It is pale yellowish, pinkish or greenish and has a unique mark on its forewings. It is common in captivity and is easy to rear. The female lays egg cases almost three times its size.

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5 Comments

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 6 years ago

Wonderful!

Mr. Goldfish
Mr. Goldfish 6 years ago

Um, this might be P. ocellata. Does it look more like a P. ocellata to you?
http://usamantis.com/PWvsPO.html

dotun55
dotun55 7 years ago

It's a pleasure :)

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 7 years ago

Nice spot !

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

thank you for sharing this lovely mantis with us/

dotun55
Spotted by
dotun55

Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

Spotted on Nov 8, 2012
Submitted on Mar 30, 2013

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