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Bordered Mantis

Stagmomantis limbata


Medium-sized mantis of about 6cm from head to tip of the abdomen; uniformly green with a broad abdomen and wings that don't quite cover its entire length. The venation of the wings combined with the green colour give it a leaf-like appearance.


Semi-arid region in El Cimatario nature park, just outside Queretaro.

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Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 2 years ago

I reckon it's a match. Thanks a lot ForestDragon!

ForestDragon 2 years ago

Nice find! This reminds me a lot of Stagmomantis limbata with that blue upper lip. This is a female. I believe they do have a range in Mexico but I am unsure if there are other Stagmomantis species of similar appearance in your area.

Querétaro, Mexico

Lat: 20.53, Long: -100.36

Spotted on Oct 16, 2016
Submitted on Nov 1, 2016

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