Orchid mantis

Hi all, Joe here, today I have a bit of info about the orchid mantis.  This is is my orchid mantis. It’s about one and a half centimetres long and its about one month old.   hymenopus coronatus or the orchid mantis is generally found in rainforests in south-east Asia. They are very bloodthirsty insects […]


365 days of orchids – day 198 – Prosthechea brassavolae

This dramatic Central American species is one of our favourites. We found it as a common epiphyte in Costa Rica on the Poas Volcano in the Bosque de Paz reserve. The habitat is wet evergreen forest at 1400m with lush epiphytic growth of ferns, bromeliads and orchids (our photo of the reserve below) The species […]