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Spiny Flower Mantis (Nymph)

Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii


A pretty little pink and white mantis around half an inch in size.


Mantenga nature Reserve in the middle veld region of Swaziland

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca 5 years ago
Spiny Flower Mantis Nymph
Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii Pseudocreobotra wahlbergi 2 by PhilippeduPreez on deviantART

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40 Comments (1–25)

pamsai 5 years ago

thanks everyone for favouriting this little mantis, and for all the lovely comments.

pamsai 5 years ago

Dan, Tina and I discussed which photo to use as the top one and it was a toss up between the first and second, but we decided it was easier to see what it was in the first photo. Hard to get a photo of its eyes, it kept turning its head away!

pamsai 5 years ago

Thank you ForestDragon for making that mission. I entered my little mantis!

ForestDragon 5 years ago

I just love these mantids! They are so beautiful! There is a global mantid mission now!

pamsai 5 years ago

thanks everyone for the kind comments and the fav's... Not much internet here in Swaziland, so I can't reply individually.

SukanyaDatta 5 years ago

Wow...speechless in admiration...of the species and the photograph.

RiekoS 5 years ago

I am little late, but this is fantastic! Congratulations!

Maria dB
Maria dB 5 years ago

Great find!

LuisStevens 5 years ago


Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Stunning creature and great shots Pam. Congrats.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 5 years ago

Fantastic spotting pam and congrats!

Diaz José Miguel
Diaz José Miguel 5 years ago

So incredible!

Pam,your Africa "recolt" is awesome :-) just to much beautiful insect,looks "impossible,evolution is amazing,congrats on this so well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing such a great spotting page

Chamalka Dulmini
Chamalka Dulmini 5 years ago

Wow Awesome!congratulations!

Kranti Dhiman
Kranti Dhiman 5 years ago

awesome !!! loved it .... congrats Pamsai :)

sunnyjosef 5 years ago

Very beautiful spotting... Congrats to you pamsai!!

ToshimiDowaki 5 years ago

Wonderful series! Congratulations!

albear1960 5 years ago

Very nice shots and amazingly beautiful little nymph!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 5 years ago

What a great-looking mantid - and wonderful photos ! Congratulations, Pam !!.

KateBraun 5 years ago

Congratulations on the SOTD, I am happy Swaziland offered up something so special for you!

LaurenZarate 5 years ago

Wow Pam! Just unbelievable. Love it. Beautiful photographs.

Hema 5 years ago

Is this for real?!

MarcTe 5 years ago

so gorgeous!!! congrats on the well deserved SOTD :)

kdpicturemaker 5 years ago

Such an incredibly beautiful Mantis nymph! You must be proud to have such a lovely image in your collection.

VivBraznell 5 years ago

Congrats on the SOTD Pam ... love it!

Spotted by

Hhohho, Swaziland

Lat: -26.40, Long: 31.13

Spotted on Apr 10, 2014
Submitted on Apr 16, 2014

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