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CERATOMANTIS SAUSSURII
UNICORN FLOWER MANTIS
CLEAR RESIN ENCAPSULATION

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Classification

Phylum Arthropoda

Class Insecta

Order Mantodea

Family Hymenopodidae

Subfamily Oxypilinae

Tribe Oxypilini

Genus Ceratomantis

Species C. Saussurii

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CERATOMANTIS SAUSSURII
UNICORN FLOWER MANTIS

Ceratomantis saussurii is a species of praying mantis ( Horned mantis ) native to Myanmar, Thailand, and Borneo.

Ceratomantis saussurii is a small mantid species that is able to eat fruit flies its entire life.

Hymenopodidae is a family of the order Mantodea (mantises), which contains six subfamilies. Some of the species in this family mimic flowers and are found camouflaged among them; these are called flower mantises. Their coloration is aggressive mimicry, luring prey to approach close enough to be seized and eaten.

The Hymenopodidae are the most attractive of the mantids often mimicing flowers. They have a raised process in the middle of their head and the inner margins of the front femora have alternating short and long spines with those on the tibiae being closely spaced and laying at an angle. The fore wings are often decorated with bands or spiral markings making it look rather like a target or bulls eye and also aids in frightening off attackers. The females are sometimes short winged.

This family is found throughout the tropics except in Australia.


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