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Creobroter gemmatus - Jeweled Flower Mantis Mantids are probably the most photogenic of all bugs. Those huge, alien eyes that follow you everywhere, on that triangular head, just screams out &lsquo;extra-terrestrial&rsquo;. The mouth, just dripping with fingers. Those arms permanently poised to attack and pull the prey into a grizzly death. The slow, stealth of its rocking motion is enough to convince me to be a good boy, just in case reincarnation is a reality and bad boys come back as flies.<br />
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Here are a few of my favourite flower mantis shots.<br />
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Location is Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. Alongside a stream and paddy fields.<br />
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<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/38740/creobroter_gemmatus_-_jeweled_flower_mantis_nymph.html" title="Creobroter gemmatus - Jeweled Flower Mantis Nymph"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2784/38740_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1672876810&Signature=ILtpVtU6AnZA1mNpq7BdoizpJL4%3D" width="200" height="200" alt="Creobroter gemmatus - Jeweled Flower Mantis Nymph This is a flower mantis nymph, my guess would be 3rd instar. The coloring is so different to the adults. Probably to do with where it spends its early development, amongst the woodwork of the bushes, picking off insects of a size that it can manage.<br />
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Location is Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. Alongside a stream and paddy fields.<br />
http://www.jungledragon.com/image/38741/mantis_baby_2882.html<br />
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Creobroter gemmatus - Jeweled Flower Mantis

Mantids are probably the most photogenic of all bugs. Those huge, alien eyes that follow you everywhere, on that triangular head, just screams out ‘extra-terrestrial’. The mouth, just dripping with fingers. Those arms permanently poised to attack and pull the prey into a grizzly death. The slow, stealth of its rocking motion is enough to convince me to be a good boy, just in case reincarnation is a reality and bad boys come back as flies.

Here are a few of my favourite flower mantis shots.

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

Creobroter gemmatus - Jeweled Flower Mantis Location is Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. Alongside a stream and paddy fields.<br />
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Creobroter gemmatus - Jeweled Flower Mantis Nymph This is a flower mantis nymph, my guess would be 3rd instar. The coloring is so different to the adults. Probably to do with where it spends its early development, amongst the woodwork of the bushes, picking off insects of a size that it can manage.<br />
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Location is Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. Alongside a stream and paddy fields.<br />
http://www.jungledragon.com/image/38741/mantis_baby_2882.html<br />
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    comments (3)

  1. Well said. As much as I enjoy the crazy shapes of insects, I think it would be everybody's worst nightmare if they came at human-size. Posted 6 years ago
    1. Thanks.

      I am looking forward to the aliens coming. I want to see their evolution. It will be most interesting, providing they don't kill us off first :)

      Dave
      Posted 6 years ago
  2. Lovely creatures - I miss mine. Fantastic shots Dave! Posted 6 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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Uploaded May 10, 2016. Captured Oct 4, 2012 07:53 in Jl. Lavender No.8, Ciwaruga, Parongpong, Kabupaten Bandung Barat, Jawa Barat, Indonesia.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/8.0
  • 10/2500s
  • ISO320
  • 105mm