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Giant Asian Praying Mantis

Hierodula membranacea

Description:

This Mantis was about approximately 8-10cms in length, beautifully camouflaged amongst the fallen pine needles.



1 Species ID Suggestions

Ashish
Ashish 7 years ago
Giant Asian (Praying) Mantis
Hierodula membranacea Giant Asian Mantis - Hierodula membranacea | Keeping Insects


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9 Comments

Mr. Goldfish
Mr. Goldfish 3 years ago

There are a lot of Hierodula out there. And the pronotum shape (stocky instead of long) makes me think it's not a H. membranacea.

KuheliBD
KuheliBD 7 years ago

Agreed 100%...this fellow was quite defensive as I was quite close. :-)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

In fact you should not scare of any Organism as they are harmless in their habitat. Just always check their stance if they look defensive they might attack for their survival.

KuheliBD
KuheliBD 7 years ago

Thanks Sumukha Javagal & AshishNimkar :-)
Actually I did not bother much that time when I took the pic, as I was more scared than the poor Mantis, but still will try to give some idea

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

Kuheli can you add description by editing spotting with length or size of this Mantis..?

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

Look to be Giant Mantis's Dry season colour form and at nymph stage.
http://www.keepinginsects.com/praying-ma...

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 7 years ago

Wow..! Its a Preying Mantis..:-) Superb Camouflage..!

KuheliBD
KuheliBD 7 years ago

Thank u Jeannette & SatyenMehta :-)

Jeannette
Jeannette 7 years ago

Great spotting :)

Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago

Fantastic pic.

KuheliBD
Spotted by
KuheliBD

Shillong, Meghalaya, India

Lat: 25.58, Long: 91.88

Spotted on Apr 6, 2012
Submitted on Jul 4, 2012

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