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Thistle Mantis

Blepharopsis mendica


Mantis lives on desert shrubs, egypt


Semi deserts north african/middleeast

1 Species ID Suggestions

Thistle Mantis nymph
Blepharopsis Mendica Thistle Mantis - Blepharopsis mendica | Keeping Insects

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Bernadette S
Bernadette S 6 years ago

Would be great if you could add to the Biodiversity in Egypt mission:

MayraSpringmann 7 years ago

Wow! Different!

Beautiful creature, Love it!! Thank you for sharing.

KarenL 7 years ago

Awesome spot!
Welcome to the community Mohammad!

ForestDragon 7 years ago

Mohammad, all you need to do is click on the "Edit this spotting" link at the top of the submission, upload the second image to this submission, then delete the other one.

ForestDragon 7 years ago

This is a nymph! This species has many different common names. It is a beautiful Mantis. These are kept as pets by some people. This link has some nice photos of the species:

Carol Milne
Carol Milne 7 years ago

So cool! Amazing!

MohammadElAttar 7 years ago

i dont know how to combine them..but yes this is a beautyfull mantis fairly common but hard to spot..

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

If this is the same organism as your first spotting, you should combine them into one spotting; I'd put this picture as the #1 image, it's lovely.

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مدينة الشيخ زايد, Egypt

Lat: 30.13, Long: 30.90

Spotted on Nov 24, 2012
Submitted on Jan 28, 2013

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