Creobroter gemmatus

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Creobroter gemmatus
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male Creobroter gemmatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Mantodea
Family: Hymenopodidae
Subfamily: Hymenopodinae
Tribe: Hymenopodini
Genus: Creobroter
Species: C. gemmatus
Binomial name
Creobroter gemmatus
Stoll, 1813

Creobroter gemmatus, common name jeweled flower mantis or Indian flower mantis, is a species of praying mantis native to Asia.


Males grow to about 1.5 inches (3.8 cm) and females are slightly larger. They prefer a humid environment and live about nine months in captivity. Females can be cannibalistic but males are fairly communal. Though infrequent, cannibalism among C. germmatus is nevertheless more common than among other flower mantises.

They moult 8 times to become an adult and can take between 2 and 5 months to mature depending on food and temperature. They are the smallest yet most widespread Creobroter species. They make easy pets with proper care and it is said there is a 90% survival rate among nymphs. [1][2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1] Tree of Life
  2. ^ [2] Mantis Place