Friends in My Garden- 26


Indian Flower mantis on White Ixora

I had already posted pictures of Praying Mantis earlier – Sept 2016. Here you have another two types…believe it or not, from my garden!

Indian flower mantis or Jeweled mantis (Creoboter meleagris) is characterized by bright green wings that have a slight yellow tint on the side. In the center of the wing, there is a white ‘eye’ patch, which has a black edging around it.

Indian bark mantis (Humbertiella ceylonica) is highly camouflaged to suit the bark texture. I clicked this on a flowering herb though.  This bug, I identified from Project Noah.

A young flower mantis
Flower mantis taking a walk
Indian bark mantis


13 thoughts on “Friends in My Garden- 26

  1. Good shots! Most women do not like insects, bugs…It’s obvious you do not. Some of these Mantis are not familiar to me. Interesting stuff! 🙂

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  2. Indira, I think your garden friends are aware that visiting your garden gives them much more than food. You seem to lure every other species of insects and then use your talents to so beautifully portray it to the world. Loved the pictures, but I will be partial to the first. What a lovely contrast!

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  3. Wow! Loved the clarity and beauty of clicks! Nice description too! Keep blogging and Have a great new year ahead 🎄🍰🎶🍀🌿🍀🌿🌿🌿💖💖🎄💖🎄🎶🎄🎄💖🎄💖🎄💖🍰💖 cheers 💐🎶🎄

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