Hymenopus
coronatus
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Name latin Hymenopus coronatus
english Orchid Mantis
IGM-Number 8
Systematics Super-Order Dictyoptera
Order Mantodea
Family Hymenopodidae
Subfamily Hymenopodinae
Tribe Hymenopodini
First Description Author OLIVIER
Year 1792
Size

Quotation of Size

The given size is measured from the head to the end of the abdomen, without the wings.

Male ca. 2,5cm- 3cm
Female ca. 6cm
Lifespan

Quotation of the Lifespan

The lifespan is given in month and has the following definition:

overall-age ("time between hatching and imago" + "lifespan after the last molting")

Example: 9 (2 + 7) month lifespan
overall-age = 9 month
time between hatching and imago = 2 month
lifespan after the last molting = 7 month

Male ca. 5 (2.5 + 2.5) months / ~ 5 moltings
Female ca. 9.5 (3.5 + 6) months / ~ 7 moltings
Sexing

Sexing

Morphologically differences between male and female.

Male L4 and above: smaller than the female nymphs at the same instar, a brown line at the pronotum, no "v" groove at the abdomial-segment (undersite)
adult: the same as L4, thin body, much smaller than the female
Female L4 and above: bigger than the male nymphs at the same instar, a green line at the pronotum, a "v" groove at one of the last abdomial segments at the undersite of the abdomen
adult: the same as L4, much bigger as the the male
Spreading India, Thailand, Borneo, Malaysia, China
Asia
Asia
Europe
Europe
Habitat orchids, bushes
inhabits damp areas, tropical rainforest
Aggressiveness very aggressive (female)
Colorvariants nymphs: white to pink, adult: yellow colors possible
Hint need much humidity but also a good ventilation, a big difference in size of the sexes

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