Orchid mantis (Hymenopus coronatus) mating

I currently have 4 adult female Orchid mantis (Hymenopus coronatus), of which 2 of them are now 5 and 6 weeks old. I have a male which is now 5 weeks old, so introduced him to the female this week.

He was very suceptable, and followed her less than a minute after spotting, and shortly after hopped on her back and started drumming in their usual mating ritual:

Orchid mantis mating (Hymenopus coronatus) mating

He sat on her back for just under 2 days, before he actually connected, and started mating. It seems the constant drumming paid off.

Hopfully within the next few weeks, I’ll get a nice fertile ootheca off her.

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6 years ago

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