Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Harpagomantis
Family: Hymenopodidae (Insecta/Mantodea)
Taxon : Land invertebrate
Group : Animal

SPECIES
tricolor
NOTES

A flower mantis with a double spine projecting forwards from the middle of the head. The eyes are on forward pointing spines which gives the head a W-shape. The femora of the front legs have alternating long and short spines.These mantids sit on flowers waiting for their prey. The picture is of an immature insect.


AUTHORITY
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Sub Author
Conservation
Uncommon
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
Insect (6 legs) 


Colour
Notes: Green with yellow areas and striped legs
Colour: Green
Common Name
Flower mantis
Habitat
NOTES: Found on flowers in the veld
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
None known
None
Months
December
All year



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