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Slim Mexican Mantis

Bactromantis mexicana

Description:

Just spotted 20 min ago at the door light entrance very large about 15 cm long attract from the light. Mantis?



2 species ID suggestions

Slim Mexican Mantis
Bactromantis mexicana Species Bactromantis mexicana - BugGuide.Net
Mantis
Mantis religiosa

5 Comments

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 4 years ago

Thanks Livan and Mau

LivanEscudero
LivanEscudero 4 years ago

It is a Mantis, but not religiosa (praying mantis). the Praying or European mantis is a much more robust insect.

Mau Sanchez
Mau Sanchez 4 years ago

yes this is a mantis, theres a lot of shapes of mantis!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 4 years ago

Thanks i have to run to get the camera and still there

ShannaB
ShannaB 4 years ago

Wow, the lighting in this shot is beautiful.

Mexico

Lat: 20.85, Long: -86.88

Spotted on Feb 17, 2012
Submitted on Feb 17, 2012

Spotted for mission

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