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Dead leaf mantis

Acanthops falcata


Acanthops falcataria, common name South American Dead Leaf Mantis, is a species of praying mantis placed historically in the family Acanthopidae and is one of many mantis from various genera that resembles a dead leaf.


Mantis are found worldwide in warm and tropical climates. There are twenty-three hundred species worldwide, mostly in the tropical rainforests of South America, Africa, and Southeast Asia.


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Dead leaf mantis
Acanthops falcata Acanthops falcataria

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Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

Please consider adding this to the Mimetic Animals mission.

HenkvanRiesen 9 years ago

Thanks Gerardo!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Welcome to Project Noah Henkvan!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Wow great spotting!

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Santander, Colombia

Spotted on Jul 4, 2012
Submitted on Jul 7, 2012

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