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Creobroter gemmatus - jeweled flower mantis It was a while before I spotted my first flower mantis, they are so well camouflaged. But now, I know exactly where to look and what to look for, so if I wanted, I could snap this gorgeous bug daily.<br />
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Easy to approach, they could not run even if they wanted to. You can even coax them around to a good position for an image, but I tend not to do this, unless the light is too bright and I want shade. I always make sure I return to the original location.<br />
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These mantids are not huge, but they are not afraid to tackle big meals. Many large butterflies have fallen to the sneak attack of the flower mantis.<br />
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Location is Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. Alongside a stream and paddy fields.<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/37813/creobroter_gemmatus_-_jeweled_flower_mantis.html" title="Creobroter gemmatus - Jeweled Flower Mantis"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2784/37813_thumb.JPG?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1634774410&Signature=hOHWpvLJO8nWHxyxswKERgrmQcE%3D" width="200" height="200" alt="Creobroter gemmatus - Jeweled Flower Mantis Quite easy to get a good portrait of this impressive bug, just wave your hand in front to get its attention.<br />
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Location is Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. Alongside a stream and paddy fields.<br />
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Location is Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. Alongside a stream and paddy fields.<br />
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Creobroter gemmatus - jeweled flower mantis

It was a while before I spotted my first flower mantis, they are so well camouflaged. But now, I know exactly where to look and what to look for, so if I wanted, I could snap this gorgeous bug daily.

Easy to approach, they could not run even if they wanted to. You can even coax them around to a good position for an image, but I tend not to do this, unless the light is too bright and I want shade. I always make sure I return to the original location.

These mantids are not huge, but they are not afraid to tackle big meals. Many large butterflies have fallen to the sneak attack of the flower mantis.

Location is Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. Alongside a stream and paddy fields.

Creobroter gemmatus - Jeweled Flower Mantis Quite easy to get a good portrait of this impressive bug, just wave your hand in front to get its attention.<br />
<br />
Location is Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. Alongside a stream and paddy fields.<br />
http://www.jungledragon.com/image/37778/creobroter_gemmatus_-_jeweled_flower_mantis.html Bandung,Creobroter gemmatus,Flower Mantis,Geotagged,Indonesia,Java,Jeweled Flower Mantis,Jeweled flower mantis,West Java,Winter,mantid,mantis

Creobroter gemmatus - Jeweled Flower Mantis Two more views to go with the side view posted couple of days ago.<br />
<br />
Location is Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. Alongside a stream and paddy fields.<br />
http://www.jungledragon.com/image/37778/creobroter_gemmatus_-_jeweled_flower_mantis.html Bandung,Creobroter gemmatus,Flower Mantis,Geotagged,Indonesia,Java,Jeweled Flower Mantis,Jeweled flower mantis,Spring,West Java,mantid,mantis

    comments (9)

  1. Beautiful, wouldn't mind a top view of that back pattern if you ever get a chance. Any mantis seems to be bad-ass, recently I saw one owning a cat, completely fearless. Posted 5 years ago
    1. Sure, I will link a couple tomorrow.

      Dave
      Posted 5 years ago
  2. It's funny cause I just saw her sister in Cote d'Ivoire today...So I m wondering what it could be... Posted 5 years ago
    1. Yes, that ID looks good.

      Obviously originating from the same species, which moved across the continents when they touched millions of years ago. Then, as they became isolated, they evolved slightly different.

      I just looked through your images. I am useless at bird shots. Not many here, as they have all been captured and sold as pets. There are more bird varieties in an English garden in winter.

      Dave
      Posted 5 years ago
  3. Love these Mantid great characters to watch, well done Vodkaman. Posted 5 years ago
    1. Thanks Doris, I love watching them too. I used to keep one in a tank, but no need any more.

      Dave
      Posted 5 years ago

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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 Vodkaman
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By Vodkaman

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Uploaded Apr 13, 2016. Captured Aug 12, 2012 10:12 in Jl. Lavender No.8, Ciwaruga, Parongpong, Kabupaten Bandung Barat, Jawa Barat, Indonesia.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/8.0
  • 10/12500s
  • ISO400
  • 105mm