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Slim Mexican Mantis

Bactromantis mexicana


Mantis with leaf like wing cover. About 12 cm long (5 inches)


Oak forest.

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LuisStevens 10 years ago

Now with ID update.

LuisStevens 11 years ago

Thank you Forest Drago for the ID

ForestDragon 11 years ago

I agree with Ashish, it does look a lot like Bactromantis mexicana. If not, I am pretty sure it is a mantis from Family Thespidae. They are more slender in body and have long, thin legs.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 11 years ago

This is not Mantis Fly as wings are not clear. This is what Bugguide link says.

I think those are called Mantidfly, if was a green one it would be a Zeugomantispa minuta, do not know if it changes when it is a different color.

LuisStevens 11 years ago

Thanks Ashish for the ID

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 11 years ago

Look like a Bark Mantis.

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San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Spotted on Oct 14, 2012
Submitted on Nov 15, 2012

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