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African Mantis Female

Sphodromantis viridis

Description:

± 7 cm - Female mantis with bee.

Habitat:

Found on lavender in garden. Also spot an egg sac close by.


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5 Comments

Mr. Goldfish
Mr. Goldfish 5 years ago

Not Sphodromantis? Miomantis?
Picture.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miomantis_c...

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 6 years ago

Indeed C.Sydes, when ever one thinks... aah nothing interesting will be happening in the garden... a mantis catches a bee.... ;)

C.Sydes
C.Sydes 6 years ago

infuriating for you, but you caught the finale

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 6 years ago

Thank you Johan! I was outside without my camera when the action started! I had to run and just got the pics as she was descending into the depths of the lavender bush!

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 6 years ago

Nice one!

Smith Zoo
Spotted by
Smith Zoo

Western Cape, South Africa

Lat: -34.13, Long: 18.40

Spotted on Nov 3, 2012
Submitted on Dec 8, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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