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Creobroter cf. gemmatus

Jeweled flower mantis

The one with the smiley

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Detailed species information in the Mantis lexicon.

The “cf” in the name means that it is probably the species Creobroter gemmatus (but not with 100% certainty).

Scientific name: Creobroter gemmatus
Common name: Jeweled flower mantis / Indian flower mantis
Distribution: Vietnam
Habitat: Trees and shrubs close to flowering plants, humid areas
Size: Female up to 4,5 cm
Male up to 3,5 cm
Livespan: Female up to 1,5 years
Male up to 1 year
Colour variations: White base colour can be yellowish, light green or pink
Aggressivity: Middle*
Difficulty: Easy (beginners species)

*up to L3/L4 group-housing possible (males in adult stages also in groups)

Enclosure (LxWxH):

  • Single-housing: from 15 x 15 x 20 cm
  • Group-housing: from 30 x 30 x 30 cm for 4 - 5 adult males
  • Small nymphs can be reared in smaller enclosures (for moulting they need twice their body length free space downwards)

Two ventilation areas (gaze at top + front) adviced to prevent waterglogging.

Days22 - 28 °C, nights room temperature (below 18°C no problem)

Relative humidity:
Days 50 - 60 %, nights a little higher


  • Substrate: Soil, sand, kitchen paper, gravel, coco humus etc. (animals seldom stay on the ground)
  • Branches (also horizontal/bent)
  • Living or artificial plants (Beware of pesticides!)
  • Clean with vinegar or biodegradable glass cleaner (afterwards rinse with clear water)
L1 Small fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster)
L2/L3 Big fruit flies (Drosophila hydei)
L4-L6 Greenbottle flies
presub- to adult Green- and Bluebottle flies

This species also feeds on crawling insects like crickets/roaches etc.

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