Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Mantis nymph

Description:

A small mantis feasting on a mosquito. These mantises mimic like an ant to escape from their predators.

Habitat:

Small plants and shrubs.

Notes:

Family- Odontomantis

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

5 Comments

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 7 years ago

Thanks for the ID Chun..:)
@Vipin. Even i hadn't seen that..! The mantis was very small and the mosquito was quite a large one..:)

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 7 years ago

Thanks you kranti..:)

vipin.baliga
vipin.baliga 7 years ago

An awesome spotting!!! Never seen a Mantis prey on a Mosquito :-)

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 7 years ago

Welcome back Sumukha Javagal.
This looks like the nymph of a species of Odontomantis mantis.

KrantiAzad
KrantiAzad 7 years ago

nice one !!

Sumukha Javagal
Spotted by
Sumukha Javagal

Shimoga, Karnataka, India

Spotted on Aug 16, 2012
Submitted on May 10, 2013

Related Spottings

European Mantis Orchid Mantis Mantis nymph Praying mantis

Nearby Spottings

Spider Golden Comb-footed Spider Chrysso sp. Preying mantis
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors

Join the Project Noah Team Join Project Noah Team