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Louva-a-deus graveto / Stick mantis

Angela sp.


O: Mantodea F: Mantidae S.f: Angelinae G: Angela sp. Compridos, medindo entre 8 e 14 cm (sem contar com as pernas dianteiras!), de cores geralmente bem escuras, variando entre o marrom e o preto. Outra característica, essa sendo diferencial, são os cercos (apêndices abdominais, de uso sensorial), estes possuindo um formato denominado "foliar" (achatado, semelhante a uma folha). Long, measuring between 8 and 14 cm (not counting the front legs!), Usually very dark color, ranging from brown and black. Another characteristic are the cercii (abdominal appendages), those having a format called "leaf" (flattened like a sheet).


These stick mantis lives on plants, among the twigs

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JC_Forester 8 years ago

Amazing series! :-)

EuAmoLouvaDeus 8 years ago

Until now, I don't have sings of cannibalism at this species.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Super shots. Amazing cercii. Is the male at risk after mating with this species?

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Belém, Pará, Brazil

Spotted on Jul 24, 2013
Submitted on Jul 24, 2013

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