could you identify this cutie please? fyeahcutebugs post/61554878687
Yes of course, that is a sub-adult (Probably female though I’m not 100%) Hymenopus coronatus, (Malaysian orchid mantis) a rather famous mantis because of their excellent mimicry of orchid flowers.
#giant devil's flower mantis
My L5 Idolomantis Diabolica (Giant Devil’s Flower Mantis) giving me her threat display.
She is pretty close to molting and she wasn’t happy when I wanted to move some things around in her enclosure.
Fifth instar Idolomantis Diabolica (Giant devil’s flower mantis)
Just one small thing about the mesh she’s hanging from, if it’s metal you may want to replace it as it has a cheese-wire like effect on their feet, eventually wearing away the little hooks they use to grip.