SPINY FLOWER MANTIS (Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii) - ©igor siwanowicz
Location: The Spiny Flower Mantis is native Africa, East to South
Status: Least Concern
The Spiny Flower Mantis is a wonderful species for any hobbyist. It is not hard to care for, so easy for the beginner, and one of the most beautiful of all species, and something that might be of interest to any collection. The only reason I would say this species would be a drawback as a starter mantis, is because it does not like to be handled, and can have quite a nasty bite when it spots a wondering finger!
A fantastically vibrant species as adult, bearing a multicoloured eye on the wing case, and a small number 9 on the side of the abdomen.
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