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Louva-Deus, mudando (Praying mantis, molting)

Photina sp.


A medium to large (5 cm, 2 in) green mantis, going through its last molt. Apparently there is a great problem with its wings, that look crippled.


Order Mantodea, family Photinaidae, subfamily Photinainae.

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Projeto Mantis
Projeto Mantis 4 years ago

An adult female Photina

Mr. Goldfish
Mr. Goldfish 9 years ago

Seems like she would have died. Is she a Taumantis?

bugadrienne 10 years ago

The poor girl will have had to live with her wings as they are in the photo. Hopefully, she was able to remove the skin from her abdomen. Still, ecdysis in the wild is a great spot!

MayraSpringmann 10 years ago

Fant√°stica serie!

RiekoS 10 years ago

Great series. Thank you very much for sharing.

Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 10 years ago

Perfect timing! Excellent Sergio!

KarenL 10 years ago

Great spot Sergio!

Sergio Monteiro
Spotted by
Sergio Monteiro

Curitiba, PR, Brazil

Spotted on Jan 17, 2013
Submitted on Jan 18, 2013

Spotted for Mission

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