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Violin Mantis

Gongylus gongylodes


A very big mantis with 9-10 cm in length.with violin shaped head


found it around a bush near rice field


This mantis was fighting with a bird(myna) when i spotted it unfortunately couldn't took a last bird took off its legs and left the place.i kept it for some days in my home and released it in same place.

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Gopal murali
Gopal murali 8 years ago

Ashish you are right males..have larger and feathery antennas in this species

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Gopal are you sure with Specie...
I find difference in antennas... is it difference in Genders...?

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago


Gopal murali
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Gopal murali

Thanjavur (தஞ்சாவூர்), Tamil Nadu, India

Spotted on Mar 24, 2011
Submitted on Jun 8, 2012

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