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The Flower Mantis

I have been looking for one of these since earlier in the year...

this was my picture "in situ" when i first found her, looking at me through some leaves. Quite distinctive for the mantis species, the Flower Mantis (Creobrotar gemmata) has a stocky body, large eyes, and a yellow patch with a black outline on its back.

I have brought her home with me, as I love these creatures as pets, and I think she is pregnant, so I hope I get the chance to see her lay her eggcase, from which 50-100 little ones will emerge later on.

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