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Praying Mantis

Decimiana hebardi


Decimiana hebardii is a rare mid-sized mantid, endemic of center Bolivia. The species of the genus decimiana are very similar, in southern Bolivia, northern Argentina and Paraguay inhabits Decimiana bolivari, a better known leaf mantis.


Dry and transitional forest.

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33 Comments (1–25)

medusasnakes123 9 years ago

lovely shot!

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 9 years ago

Very cool..

DespinaTsafetopoulou 10 years ago

Dancing mantis :)

Jonathan Sequeira
Jonathan Sequeira 10 years ago

Mauricio me tome la libertad de poner el genero con mayúscula... Excelente foto felicidades por el SOTD.

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 10 years ago

Excellent! Congrats :)

MauricioPacheco 10 years ago

Thank you very much!!!!
About the pose. Well, there are some particularly aggressive specimens, like the one on the first photo. You just have to approach a little and they will display. But other individuals, like the one in the second photo, just will ignore you.

Azura Firdaus W
Azura Firdaus W 10 years ago

cool Congratulations, Mauricio.

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 10 years ago

Congratulations Mauricio

Atul 10 years ago


NuwanChathuranga 10 years ago

Congratulations Mauricio !!

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 10 years ago

Congrats for the SOTD..!

SaffwanIshak 10 years ago

This is an amazing and lovely photo!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 10 years ago

Congratulations Mauricio,, what an Impressive Entry to NOAH !!

nexttogone 10 years ago

Congrats! This is amazing! How did you get it to pose for you? ")

surekha 10 years ago

Brilliant capture, Mauricio! Congratulations!

Maria dB
Maria dB 10 years ago

Wonderful spotting! Congratulations!!

Congratulations on your SOTD Mauricio!

Wild Things
Wild Things 10 years ago

Great spotting! Congratulations and welcome to Project Noah!

MauricioPacheco 10 years ago

Wow. What an honor! Thank You very much!!!

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 10 years ago

Great spot!!! Congrats Mauricio for the SOTD!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 10 years ago

Congratulations, Mauricio.

Reza Hashemizadeh
Reza Hashemizadeh 10 years ago

Congratulation on this awesome spot and on your first SOTD !

Yasser 10 years ago

Welcome aboard Mauricio! This great snapshot has been selected as Spotting of the Day! Congratulations! We look forward to seeing many more wildlife photos from you in the future.

"All Mantises belong to the insect order Mantodea. Most species make use of protective coloration to blend in with the foliage or substrate, both to avoid predators, and to better snare their prey."


Jonathan Sequeira
Jonathan Sequeira 10 years ago

El momento preciso...

Que precioso, great looking.

Spotted by

Departamento de Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Spotted on Feb 12, 2012
Submitted on Aug 27, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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