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Desert Mantis

Eremiaphilidae sp.

Description:

Very camouflaged! Only spotted because I was looking down at the ground as he moved out of my path. About 3.5 cm in length. "Eremiaphilidae is a small family of the order Mantodea (mantises). They are frequently wingless or brachypterous, and commonly encountered in desert environments. Their coloration often matches that of the sand or rocks in the habitat." ~wiki

Habitat:

spotted in a coastal desert wadi

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2 Comments

injica
injica 11 years ago

It is still a nymph :) cute!

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 11 years ago

Thanks!

Bernadette S
Spotted by
Bernadette S

جنوب سيناء, Egypt

Spotted on Apr 27, 2013
Submitted on Apr 27, 2013

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