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Grass Mantis

Thesprotia graminis


A medium sized stick insect (apparently) with the upper legs stretched up.


Jungles and forests


I'm actually not sure if it is a stick insect, but it looks like one to me. I'm not even sure if those are his upper legs! I'm really confused.

3 Species ID Suggestions

Awesome3475 11 years ago
Stick Bug
LoganReno 11 years ago
Grass Mantis
AyrtonCarson 11 years ago
Walking Stick
Xera Apolinari

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LoganReno 11 years ago


Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 11 years ago

Thank You a lot Logan and Forest!

ForestDragon 11 years ago

I agree with Logan. This is definitely a Mantid. It looks like one from Family Thespidae, possibly Genus Thesprotia.

They can sometimes be confused with walkingsticks since they tend to be a bit thinner and hold their pincer legs in front of them. The shape of the head and front legs are the easiest way to tell them apart from walkingsticks.

I hope this helps some. I don't know the species in your area.

LoganReno 11 years ago

Thats a mantis, I can tell by the head, and the two extended front legs are it's pinchers.

Nimbid Ditavi
Spotted by
Nimbid Ditavi

Villavicencio, Meta, Colombia

Spotted on Nov 5, 2012
Submitted on Nov 7, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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