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Monday, July 4, 2016

Creobroter gemmatus (Stoll, 1813)

Creobroter gemmatus (Stoll, 1813) is one of the most common species of the flower mantis family, Hymenopodidae. The order Mantodea was considered belong to the Orthoptera, however now it is treated as an independent order of insect class.
In Vietnam there have been 2 species of the genus be recorded. Creobroter gemmantus and Creobroter urbanus. While Creobroter gemmantus found both from North and South Vietnam, Creobroter urbanus seem distribute in North of Vietnam. Creobroter gemmantus also very common in Asia - South East Asia.
They are flower mimic predator, male and female of the species are not so difference and extremely colorful as open their wings.
They are also be bred as a kind of pet, and considered as an easy breeding insect.

Creobroter gemmatus (Stoll, 1813) - Photographed by Ta Thanh