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Empusa pennata

Empusa pennata




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33 Comments (1–25)

TonyHdz 6 years ago

Muy buen Camuflaje... Extraordinario I love Mantis

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:
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
and here
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 6 years ago

Congratulations! Very nice spotting.

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 6 years ago

Congratulations Mehmet. Awesome spotting.

arlanda 6 years ago

Congratulations, Mehmet !

VivBraznell 6 years ago

Congratulations on the SOTD Mehmet! What a great image!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago


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.


RandyL. 6 years ago

Unreal! Nature never cease to amaze.

Zhenhua 6 years ago


Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 6 years ago

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

ToshimiDowaki 6 years ago

Great shot!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Fantastic photo. Thanks for sharing.

MehmetKaraca 6 years ago

çok teşekkürler arkadaşlar / thank you dear friends

There are 2 and they both look very much alive!

patrik.buterin 6 years ago

is it alive?

ChristosMaroulis 6 years ago

Very nice!!

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Kahramanmaraş, Kahramanmaraş, Turkey

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

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