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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 7 years ago

lovely shot!

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 8 years ago

Very cool..

Dancing mantis :)

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

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 9 years ago

Excellent! Congrats :)

MauricioPacheco 9 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 9 years ago

cool Congratulations, Mauricio.

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 9 years ago

Congratulations Mauricio

Atul 9 years ago


NuwanChathuranga 9 years ago

Congratulations Mauricio !!

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 9 years ago

Congrats for the SOTD..!

SaffwanIshak 9 years ago

This is an amazing and lovely photo!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

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

nexttogone 9 years ago

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

surekha 9 years ago

Brilliant capture, Mauricio! Congratulations!

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Wonderful spotting! Congratulations!!

Congratulations on your SOTD Mauricio!

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Great spotting! Congratulations and welcome to Project Noah!

MauricioPacheco 9 years ago

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

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 9 years ago

Great spot!!! Congrats Mauricio for the SOTD!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago

Congratulations, Mauricio.

Congratulation on this awesome spot and on your first SOTD !

Yasser 9 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."


El momento preciso...

Que precioso, great looking.

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Departamento de Santa Cruz, Bolivia

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

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