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   Hymenopus coronatus


Orchid Mantis (Hymenopus coronatus) Family- Hymenopodidae.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Sub-Phylum: Tracheata
Class: Insecta
Sub-Class: Pterygota
Super-Order: Dictyoptera
Order: Mantodea
Family: Hymenopodidae
Sub-Family: Hymenopodidae
Tribe: Hymenopodini
Genus: Hymenopus
Species: coronatus
Year: 1792
Distribution: Indonesia, Java, Borneo, Malaysia and Sumatra rain forests.

They originate from India, the surrounding Inslands, and East to Thailand and Malaysia. Orchid mantids are one of the most beautiful Mantids in the world. The oothecas take 2 month to hatch. The temperature should be kept at 30-35 during the day time. At night, the temperature should not fall under 20°C and is best at 25°C.

Females: get 6 cm long.

Males: get 3 cm long. They become adults after 6th instar.

Diet: Drosophila, houseflies, crickets, flour worms. The feed must be very diversified. To the newly hatched larvae must be promptly offered Drosophila flies.

Diet for Nymphs for the best results must include: Drosophila, Wax Worms, Crickets (although many crickets carry paracites, so the mantis can potentially die from them later in life), and ofcource don't forget to use Bee Polen on each foor item.


Nymphs hatching.

L2 nymph.

Can you find 3 L3 nymphs?

Two L3 nymphs.

Subadult female.

Subadult female. Notice that her wing stubs are starting to point a little up wards, which means she will be molting some time in the next 24 hours.

Adult female.


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