Animals

Hymenopus coronatus

Orchid Mantis
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Taxonomy

The taxonomic status is pending for approval

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Description

Hymenopus coronatus or commonly known as Malaysian orchid mantis as its pink and white appearance resembles an orchid flower petal. It is also locally known as ‘belalang sentadu anggerek’ Malaysia. This species is highly sought after since it has these beautiful bright colours and is quite large. It is one of several species known as flower mantises from their resemblance and behaviour. This mantis can change its colour between pink and brown, according to its background colour. It is an aggressive mimic that attracts pollinators as prey items. Aside from its incredibly good disguises, orchid mantises look a lot like regular mantises. They have four legs, two sets of wings and two eyes that protrude from the top of their head. It is mostly found on or near orchids whose flower shape and colour are imitated in a perfect way. This species can be found in the rainforests of South-East Asia, including Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Indonesia.

Location

by State Location
  • Pahang 1
  • Perak 1
Based on publications, specimens, and images

Biodiversity Experts

Profile
Aishah Hani Azil (Dr.)
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
  • Insects
  • Mosquitoes
  • Biodiversity
  • Medical
  • Science
Azidah Abdul Aziz (Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
  • Insects (Taxonomy)
  • Biodiversity
  • PM
Fatimah Abang (Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)
  • Insects
  • Butterflies and Moths
  • Biodiversity
  • Marine & Coastal
  • SBH
  • SWK
Heo Chong Chin (Dr.)
Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
  • Insects
  • Biodiversity
  • Ecosystems
  • Medical
  • Science
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
Khaironizam Md Zain (Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Fishes
  • Insects
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Science
  • PM
Liew Thor Seng (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
  • Insects
  • Molluscs
  • Biodiversity
  • Data Analysis
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
  • SEA
Nivaarani Arumugam (Ms.)
Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)
  • Insects
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Forest
  • PM
  • SBH
Noor Azrizal Bin Abdul Wahid (Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
  • Insects
  • Molecular
  • Systematics
  • Evolution
  • Parasitology
  • Entomology
  • PM
Raja Muhammad Zuha (Dr.)
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
  • Insects
  • Biodiversity
  • Education
  • Taxonomy
  • Science
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  • PM
Rosli Hashim (Prof. Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
  • Birds (Ecology)
  • Mammals (Ecology)
  • Spiders
  • Insects
  • Biodiversity
  • Protected Areas
  • PM
  • W
Suhaila Abd Hamid (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Insects
  • Insects (Taxonomy)
  • Insects (Ecology)
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Water
  • PM
Sze Huei Yek (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
  • Ants
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  • Mosquitoes
  • Biodiversity
  • Ecology
  • Entomology
  • Evolution
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
  • SEA
Tan Li Peng (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)
  • Arachnids
  • Insects
  • Agriculture
  • Biodiversity
  • Forest
  • PM
PM - Peninsular Malaysia; SBH - Sabah; SWK - Sarawak; SEA - Southeast Asia; W - World;

References

Article
  1. Ling, K. L., Ahmad, A.H., Chey, V.K. & Mustaffa, N. (2013). Praying mantis of Sabah with special reference to Lower Kinabatangan and Danum Valley. Sepilok Bulletin 17 (1): pp. 77-88
  2. O'hanlon, J.C., Li, D. & Norma-Rashid, Y. (2013). Coloration and morphology of the orchid mantis Hymenopus coronatus (Mantodea: Hymenopodidae). Journal of Orthoptera Research 22 (1): pp. 35-44
  3. Patel, S., Singh, G. & Singh, R. (2016). Checklist of Global Distribution of Hymenopodidae (Mantodea: Dictyoptera: Insecta). International Journal of Current Research 8 (11): pp. 42047-42054
  4. Schwarz, C.J. & Konopik, O. (2014). An annotated checklist of the praying mantises (Mantodea) of Borneo, including the results of the 2008 scientific expedition to Lanjak Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary, Sarawak. Zootaxa 3797 (1): pp. 130-168
Book
  1. Malaysian Naturalist, Volume 74, Issue/No. 4, 2021. Malaysian Nature Society, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. pp. 311.
  2. Mohd Hizamri, M.Y, Grippin, A & Norhayati, A. (2021). Taman Negeri Rompin Pahang: A World of Wonders and Enchantments, Issue/No. . Pahang State Forestry Department.
  3. Nik Ahmad Irwan Izzauddin, N. H., Suhaila, A.H. & Zarul, H.H. (2019). Royal Belum-Temengor Rainforest : The Hidden Treasure of Perak, Issue/No. . Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia and Kementerian Air, Tanah dan Sumber Asli. pp. 300.

Acknowledgements :- Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Ms. Amirah Hasanah Binti Mazlan, Ms. Norazah Binti Norddin, Ms. Nurfadzilah Bt Azmi, Ms. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Photo credit :- USM

Species Citation :- Hymenopus coronatus. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/48410. [Retrieved 26 June 2022].

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