Even though there are many intriguing bugs and insects in nature, most of us still see them as nasty and unpleasant animals with whom we’d prefer not to interact. A South African lady, Margaret Neville, recently came upon a gorgeous Flower Mantis and wanted to share some photos.
In her garden, the lady discovered the magnificent flower mantis, Pseudocreobotra wahlbergi, and posted images to the Waterfall Retreat & Environmental Centre Facebook group. They earned over 32 thousand likes and 58 thousand shares. Margaret also gave the mantis the moniker Miss Frilly Pants, which is entirely appropriate.
Margaret Neville, a South African housewife, discovered a magnificent Flower Mantis in her yard.
Flower mantis has a unique camouflage that enables them to hide in purple and rose pelargonium. According to the organization, they like chasing the unsuspecting bees that chance to visit the flowers they’re hiding in.
Miss Frilly Pants was the woman’s nickname for it.
The lady said in a recent interview that she was immediately awestruck by the mantis and that she spent the whole month of September dwelling on her lavender.
The flower mantis enjoys hunting bees that accidentally land in the blooms they’re hiding in.
Miss Frilly Pants lived on Margaret’s lavender for the entire month of September.
It even drew a suitor’s attention!
Pseudocreobotra wahlbergi, in case you were wondering, makes a great pet. They thrive at temperatures ranging from 25 °C to 30 °C (77 °F to 86 °F) and humidity levels of about 60%. However, they are sensitive to fungal diseases. Moths and flies can be given to flower mantis, but they will eat nearly anything the right size, even their species.
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