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Violin Mantis

Gongylus gongylodes

Description:

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

Habitat:

found it around a bush near rice field

Notes:

This mantis was fighting with a bird(myna) when i spotted it unfortunately couldn't took a video.at 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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3 Comments

Gopal murali
Gopal murali 8 years ago

Ashish you are right males..have larger and feathery antennas in this species http://mantiskingdom.com/index.php?main_...

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Gopal are you sure with Specie...
I find difference in antennas... is it difference in Genders...?
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/140...

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Beauty

Gopal murali
Spotted by
Gopal murali

Thanjavur (தஞ்சாவூர்), Tamil Nadu, India

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

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