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This specimen was really small. Didn't have more than 4cm. I found this mantis on a street.


They are widely distributed throughout the tropical, sub tropical and warm temperate regions of the worlds. Many species of praying mantis are found in the North and South America, South Africa, Europe, the Southern parts of Asia and some parts of Australia.


The habitat influences the color of the mantis. This is very useful in camouflaging themselves from the view of other insects. This is also useful in hiding themselves from their enemies like the owl, frogs, chameleons, bats, monkeys, etc. The praying mantis prefer living in warmer climates which have mild winters. They live in gardens, forests or areas with green vegetation.

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Louva-a-deus verde pequeno
Parastagmatoptera sp. Mantispp

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SP, Brazil

Spotted on Dec 1, 2011
Submitted on Dec 19, 2012

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