Location: Kampala, Uganda
September 9, 2011 12:07 pm
Thought I’d send in this photo of Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii that I found here in Kampala, Uganda. The mantid had just snatched a butterfly and was eating its head. There are probably 20 living on a clump of purple spiny flowers in the back garden.
We are really excited to post your Food Chain image of an immature Spiny Flower Mantis, Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii, feeding on a Brush Footed Butterfly. The coloration and shape of this Mantis blends beautifully with the flower upon which it has chosen to live. The Keeping Insects website has a marvelous page on the Spiny Flower Mantis. We are still trying to identify the butterfly.