Project Noah

Project Noah is a tool to explore and document wildlife and a platform to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere.

Join Project Noah Today

Giant Asian Mantis

Hierodula patellifera

Description:

Camouflaging and waiting for a prey. "Hierodula patellifera, common name Giant Asian Mantis, Asian Mantis or Indochina Mantis, is a species of praying mantis belonging to genus Hierodula. They are found in Hawaii, India, Japan, Java, Korea, Philippines, New Guinea, Southern China, Taiwan, and Vietnam." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hierodula_p...

Habitat:

Spotted on top of a lantana plant (urban)


2 species ID suggestions

Giant Asian Praying Mantis
Hierodula parviceps Environmental Challenges of the RP / Praying Mantis 0708
Ashish
Ashish 6 years ago
Chinese Mantis Nymph stage
Tenodera sinensis Chinese mantis

60 Comments (1–25)

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 3 years ago

Thank you yunseong1 for your comments!

yunseong1
yunseong1 3 years ago

Great shot!

You welcome!

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 6 years ago

Thanks for your suggestion Braulio!

Awesome!
U should put it on the mission: mimetic Animals of the World!

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 6 years ago

Thanks Ashish for the ID!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 6 years ago

Chinese Mantis (Tenodera sinensis)

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 6 years ago

Thanks Larry!

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 6 years ago

@ Leana: that's a nice caption :-)

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 6 years ago

Congrats Noel!

Praying mantis in geisha pose :)

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 6 years ago

Thanks sofiar1!

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 6 years ago

Thanks kabayan Blogie!

Blogie
Blogie 6 years ago

Congrats on your NatGeo spotting, kabayan!

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 6 years ago

Really cool jellyfishnebula! Thanks!

Jellyfishnebula
Jellyfishnebula 6 years ago

cool!

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 6 years ago

Thanks NuwanChathuranga!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 6 years ago

Congratulations on your National Geographic Spotting of the Week !!

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 6 years ago

Thanks Sachin!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 6 years ago

Congratulations Noel !!!

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 6 years ago

Yes it is matimar1. Thanks!

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 6 years ago

No problem kabayan Jolly! Thanks!

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 6 years ago

Thanks again Leana! No problem with the burger when if you will go to Quezon City :-) but you got your SOTD patch on your first spotting! I'm not sure if that is a "record" here in PN. You deserve more than a burger for that :-)

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 6 years ago

I'm a bit late to see this. Congratulations Noel. We are happy for you. Nice job kabayan.

Well earned patch Noel! Congratulations again... pa burger ka naman :-)

Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Lat: 14.65, Long: 121.05

Spotted on Aug 3, 2012
Submitted on Aug 3, 2012

Related spottings

Giant Asian Mantis Giant Asian mantis Hierodula patellifera 廣斧螳 Giant Asian Mantis

Nearby spottings

Sweet Potato Bugs Common Bluetail Grainy Planthopper Brown Shrike