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Empusa pennata

Empusa pennata

Description:

hello

Habitat:

peygamber devesi

Notes:

çok iyi kamufle oluyorlar

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33 Comments (1–25)

TonyHdz
TonyHdz 6 years ago

Muy buen Camuflaje... Extraordinario I love Mantis

MehmetKaraca
MehmetKaraca 6 years ago

çok teşekkürler

James McNair
James McNair 6 years ago

Thank you Malcolm and Mark for humoring me. I do not want in any way to detract from the accomplishment and it is still a wonderful image. Great job Mehmet!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

I can't see differences to the nymphal forms.

This looks like one of the larval stages of Empusa pennata.

The distribution lists which I have seen for Empusa pennata do not include Turkey but they can be found just to the west.
The following paper documents mantid species just to the east of Turkey which may be applicable to Turkey also: http://www.academia.edu/2579602/The_Mant...
It might be worth checking these for a possible match.

I can confirm that this looks nothing like the Empusa pennata which we see in Spain and which can be seen here http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/113...
and here http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/113...
That said, I do not know which species this actually is.

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 6 years ago

Congratulations Mehmet!!Wonderful spotting!!

James McNair
James McNair 6 years ago

Can someone who knows Mantidae confirm the species? The stated species is the Common Conehead and it does not look like this in images I have seen.

James McNair
James McNair 6 years ago

Congrats.....well deserved

RiekoS
RiekoS 6 years ago

Congratulations! Very nice spotting.

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 6 years ago

Congratulations Mehmet. Awesome spotting.

arlanda
arlanda 6 years ago

Congratulations, Mehmet !

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 6 years ago

Congratulations on the SOTD Mehmet! What a great image!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Tebrikler.

Yasser
Yasser 6 years ago

Mehmet, congratulations! This incredible duo has earned you Spotting of the Day honors. Thanks for sharing and we look forward to see more amazing nature from you.

We've also shared this spotting with our Facebook and Twitter friends. Check the posts out by following these links.

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RandyL.
RandyL. 6 years ago

Unreal! Nature never cease to amaze.

Zhenhua
Zhenhua 6 years ago

Excellent!!!

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 6 years ago

Awesome shot. It looks as if its part of the plant.

ToshimiDowaki
ToshimiDowaki 6 years ago

Great shot!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Fantastic photo. Thanks for sharing.

MehmetKaraca
MehmetKaraca 6 years ago

çok teşekkürler arkadaşlar / thank you dear friends

There are 2 and they both look very much alive!

patrik.buterin
patrik.buterin 6 years ago

is it alive?

ChristosMaroulis
ChristosMaroulis 6 years ago

Very nice!!

MehmetKaraca
Spotted by
MehmetKaraca

Kahramanmaraş, Kahramanmaraş, Turkey

Spotted on Jul 9, 2014
Submitted on Nov 13, 2014

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