Eyed-flower mantid

I found this delightful mantid, (Pseudocreobotra wahlbergi), while collecting seeds from a Leonotis leonorus.  According to the Field Guide to Insects of Southern Africa, this is much further south than their natural distribution area.

Eye-flowered mantid
Eye-flowered mantid
Eye-flowered mantid


I found one of these beautiful mantid's in my garden yesterday. Was so excited to see it. Magnificient

I found one on the stoop at our offices in Hazyview. Can I send a photo to your cell phone?

Hi Marie

That would be lovely.Sadly my phone is not able to receive photos but do please send it to my email address - kumbulanursery@gmail.com

Many thanks

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