Indian Flower Mantis (Creoboter
|| Philippines, India.
This is a really small mantis, but nice looking.
Both sexes have a green/brown body with white markings.
They have bright green wings that have a slight
yellow tint on the side. In the center of the wing,
there is a yellow/white eye patch, which has a slight
black edging around it. In nature, they pray on
nectar seeking insects. They should be kept at 25
-32C (77 - 89.6F) during the day and reduce this
during the night to 17C (62.6F). Spray them lightly
with water in the evening to keep the humidity at
Females: get 1 3/8- 1 1/2 inches (3 1/2-
1 3/10cm) long.
Males: get 1 2/8- 1 3/8 inches (3 1/10-
3 1/2cm) long.
Diet: Diurnal insects, Drosophila, houseflies,
crickets, flour worms, caterpillars, butterflies,
bees. The feed must be very diversified. To the
newly hatched larvae must be promptly offered Drosophila