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Indian Rose Mantis / Violin Mantis

Gongylus gongylodes

Description:

Gongylus gongylodes, also known as the wandering violin mantis, ornate mantis or Indian rose mantis, is an insect of the order Mantodea. This is one of the more bizarre looking mantises. Characterized by extremely slender limbs. It feeds primarily on flying insects. Its native range is in southern India and Sri Lanka. It can reach sizes of up to 11 cm. The males of the species are capable of flight.

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10 Comments

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 5 years ago

Nice one.. Congrats Saswat...

Diaz José Miguel
Diaz José Miguel 5 years ago

Awesome

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 5 years ago

Congrats Saswat!

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 5 years ago

Congrats Saswat for the SOTD! That was something special.

AmolPandit
AmolPandit 5 years ago

Congrats Saswat

James McNair
James McNair 5 years ago

Beauty - well done

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Congratulations

AshleyT
AshleyT 5 years ago

Congrats, this amazing Mantis has been selected as Spotting of the Day!

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AmolPandit
AmolPandit 5 years ago

Nice pics

Ashutosh Dudhatra
Ashutosh Dudhatra 5 years ago

Beautiful mantis..

SaswatMishra
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SaswatMishra

Union Territory of Dadra & Nagar Haveli, India

Spotted on Oct 18, 2015
Submitted on Apr 28, 2016

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