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A green bug with 2 antennae 6 legs and a very thin,purple neck and thin,see-through,wings.I know it as a praying mantis.


In our kitchen above the sink.


Sometimes it makes shaky movements or brings its head to its body looking like its going to bite itself (it never does) and it brought its legs to its mouth as if to eat.

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MarleneBriel 7 years ago

Thanks Johan, will see what I can do.

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 7 years ago

Hi Marlene, this is a praying mantis (hottentotsgod) but ID not possible. Need a clearer picture for that.

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Madibeng Local Municipality, North West, South Africa

Spotted on Jan 30, 2013
Submitted on Jan 30, 2013

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