Jeweled Flower Mantis-Creobroter gemmatus

The Jeweled Flower Mantis (Creobroter gemmatus) is a species of mantis in the family Mantidae, genus Creobroter. The females have a body length of about 45mm and the males, which are slightly shorter have a body length of about 40mm. Below you see the pictures of a female Jeweled Flower Mantis and the egg case produced by it.

Jeweled Flower Mantis-Creobroter gemmatus
Jeweled Flower Mantis
Jeweled Flower Mantis
Jeweled Flower Mantis
Jeweled Flower Mantis
Jeweled Flower Mantis
Jeweled Flower Mantis With Prey
Jeweled Flower Mantis Egg Case
Jeweled Flower Mantis Egg Sac
Jeweled Flower Mantis Egg Case
Jeweled Flower Mantis Egg Sac

6 comments:

Noushka said...

Not only you managed to find and take great pictures (2 and3) of this mantis, but also its ooteca! Funny how elongated it is compared the the ones of our european mantodea!
I am very impressed!
And to top it all, its seems very at ease, eating a prey on your finger! :)
Well done!

birdy said...

Thanks Noushka for the feedback and appreciation.

Kala said...

The details in that first shot are perfect. I wonder what the little ones will look like!

birdy said...

Thanks Kala for your visit and comment. I'm also wonder, how the babies will look like. Let's wait and see.

Rebecca said...

great photos of the preying mantis, thats one animal on my list to photograph. I've taken tonnes of photos of them but never quite done justice like you managed to!
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http://life-on-the-moraine.blogspot.com/

Marvin said...

A beautiful creature! Size and general body shape looks much like the Carolina mantis we have here in Arkansas, but alas, our Carolina mantids lack the jewels.