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Praying Mantis



12-15 cm. All green color and a bit yelowish when exposed by the sunlight.


Grass and bushes.


I found this gorgeous creature when I was in Pekanbaru Sumatra. It entered my room by coincidence and I managed to take several pictures before I released it on the front yard of my friend's house. I don't know the exact scientific name for this praying mantis. In Indonesia we called it belalang sentadu or belalang sembah. Some of the natives name for this species are 'Congcorang' (Sundanese/Batavia), 'Walang Kadung/Kèkèk' (Javanese), and Mentadak (Malay).

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RamaFebio 10 years ago

great animal

squaresolid 11 years ago

thanks forestdragon. yes, i'm still learning, so if you think this is unfit to the category, no problem with me. thanks for the correction!

ForestDragon 11 years ago

Hi squaresolid! I love your mantid! It was great that you included some local info. I am glad to have learned new names for the Mantids in your area!

I just wanted to let you know that I have removed it from the Assassin Bug mission since it is not an Assassin Bug. Maybe if my Mantid Mission expands it can join it (it's local right now).

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Riau, Indonesia

Spotted on Jun 7, 2012
Submitted on Sep 6, 2012

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