1.5 inch wingspan
Also known as the jeweled flower mantis or Indian flower mantis, Creobroter gemmatus is native to Indonesia. Raised in captivity they prefer very humid environments and will live about 9 months. Females can be cannibalistic, but males are relatively communal. They molt 8 times in order to become an adult, which takes 2-5 months depending on how well they are kept. They are the most widespread Creobroter species of praying mantis and frankly, the most beautiful!