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Mantis nymph


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


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Family- Odontomantis

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Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 8 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 8 years ago

Thanks you kranti..:)

vipin.baliga 8 years ago

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

ChunXingWong 8 years ago

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

KrantiAzad 8 years ago

nice one !!

Sumukha Javagal
Spotted by
Sumukha Javagal

Shimoga, Karnataka, India

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

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