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Flower mantis (Creobroter)

Flower mantis (Creobroter) is a genus of animals in Hymenopodidae, mantis concentrated in Asia, active predators, have long wings and are able to fly, flower mimicry, adult males have a length of 3-4 cm, females 4-5 cm, arboreal life in small trees, bushes and grass.

Creobroters have a variety of features and colors depending on species including green, yellow, white, red, brown and black or a combination of several colors that function as camouflage by hiding shapes and making them look like flowers in the middle of green leaves.

Dlium Flower mantis (Creobroter)


The mimicry of the flowers that appears is more common and finer than other genera of mantis that look more like flowers. Some species have striking features such as eyes when stretching wings.

Other species perform ant mimicry during the early stages of the nymph to give the predator an unpleasant impression. A shiny black surface to deceive predators who rely on the identification of eyes like birds and wasps.



Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Mantodea
Family: Hymenopodidae
Subfamily: Hymenopodinae
Tribe: Hymenopodini
Genus: Creobroter
Species: Creobroter apicalis, Creobroter celebensis, Creobroter discifera, Creobroter elongata, Creobroter episcopalis, Creobroter fasciatus, Creobroter fuscoareatus, Creobroter gemmatus, Creobroter granulicollis, Creobroter insolitus, Creobroter jiangxiensis, Creobroter labuanae, Creobroter laevicollis, Creobroter medanus, Creobroter meleagris, Creobroter nebulosa, Creobroter pictipennis, Creobroter signifer, Creobroter sumatranus, Creobroter urbanus, Creobroter vitripennis

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