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Jeweled flower mantis (foreleg 2) This is a 5:1 macro of the foreleg of a Jeweled flower mantis specimen.<br />
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A gripping structure like this is sometimes called a Raptorial leg. This photo shows the tibia (gripping structure itself) and part of the tarsus (bottom). A good diagram of the total leg anatomy here:<br />
<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:MantisLegGBMNH.jpg" rel="nofollow">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:MantisLegGBMNH.jpg</a><br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/108554/jeweled_flower_mantis_foreleg.html" title="Jeweled flower mantis (foreleg)"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/108554_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1672876810&Signature=7tQFKcoccJ5FP2XLZH6iP7RLxrQ%3D" width="108" height="152" alt="Jeweled flower mantis (foreleg) This is a 5:1 macro of the foreleg of a Jeweled flower mantis specimen.<br />
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A gripping structure like this is sometimes called a Raptorial leg. This photo shows the tibia (gripping structure itself) and part of the tarsus (bottom). A good diagram of the total leg anatomy here:<br />
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:MantisLegGBMNH.jpg<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/108557/jeweled_flower_mantis_foreleg_2.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/108497/jeweled_flower_mantis_extreme_macro.html Creobroter gemmatus,Extreme Macro,Jeweled flower mantis" /></a></figure><br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/108497/jeweled_flower_mantis_extreme_macro.html" title="Jeweled flower mantis, extreme macro"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/108497_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1672876810&Signature=TvtzLnXGpy8Tkm7CCrtLw4r9NKM%3D" width="200" height="154" alt="Jeweled flower mantis, extreme macro Note: dried specimen.<br />
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Upper body shot in its spread position. Wing detail:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/108499/jeweled_flower_mantis_fake_eyes_on_wing.html<br />
eyes:<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/108417/jeweled_flower_mantis_eyes.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/108554/jeweled_flower_mantis_foreleg.html Creobroter gemmatus,Extreme Macro,Jeweled flower mantis" /></a></figure> Creobroter gemmatus,Extreme Macro,Jeweled flower mantis Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Jeweled flower mantis (foreleg 2)

This is a 5:1 macro of the foreleg of a Jeweled flower mantis specimen.

A gripping structure like this is sometimes called a Raptorial leg. This photo shows the tibia (gripping structure itself) and part of the tarsus (bottom). A good diagram of the total leg anatomy here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:MantisLegGBMNH.jpg

Jeweled flower mantis (foreleg) This is a 5:1 macro of the foreleg of a Jeweled flower mantis specimen.<br />
<br />
A gripping structure like this is sometimes called a Raptorial leg. This photo shows the tibia (gripping structure itself) and part of the tarsus (bottom). A good diagram of the total leg anatomy here:<br />
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:MantisLegGBMNH.jpg<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/108557/jeweled_flower_mantis_foreleg_2.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/108497/jeweled_flower_mantis_extreme_macro.html Creobroter gemmatus,Extreme Macro,Jeweled flower mantis

Jeweled flower mantis, extreme macro Note: dried specimen.<br />
<br />
Upper body shot in its spread position. Wing detail:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/108499/jeweled_flower_mantis_fake_eyes_on_wing.html<br />
eyes:<br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/108417/jeweled_flower_mantis_eyes.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/108554/jeweled_flower_mantis_foreleg.html Creobroter gemmatus,Extreme Macro,Jeweled flower mantis

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

Similar species: Mantises
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Feb 9, 2021. Captured Feb 7, 2021 01:00.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/1.2
  • 1/4s
  • ISO64
  • 50mm