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    Creobroter nebulosa Indian Flower mantis

    Creobroter nebulosa Indian Flower mantis. is a genus of flower mantises in the tribe Hymenopodini; species are concentrated in Asia. The name comes from the Greek kreo-, meaning "flesh") and broter" meaning "eating", therefore, "flesh-eating", an apt name for a predatory insect. Both sexes have long wings and are capable fliers. Full-grown males are about 3 to 4 cm in length; females are about 4 to 5 cm.

    Care

    • Temperature: Day 22 - 28 °C, night room temperature
    • Relative humidity: Day 50 - 60 %, night 60 - 70 %
    • Recommended min. size of terrarium WxDxH:15 x 15 x 20 cm
    • Aggressivity against each other: Middle
    • Level of difficulty: Easy

    BIOLOGY

    • Molts until fully grown:Female ~8 (adult in L9), male ~7 (adult in L8)
    • Sexually mature after last molt:Male ~1 week, female ~2 weeks
    • Duration of development inside the ootheca:~4 weeks

    Feeding

    • L1/L2: Small fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster
    • L3/L4: Big fruit fly Drosophila hydei
    • L5/L6: Greenbottle fly Lucilia sericata
    • L7 bis adult: Bluebottle fly Calliphora sp.