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Hooded Mantis

Choeradodis stalli

Description:

large mantis, all green, about 4"

Habitat:

amazon

Notes:

I was super stoked to see this shield mantis during a nighthike in Tupana Aru reserve. I had only seen this in National Geographic before. This mantis had a temper and got really angry and raised up when I got too close so I just took a few pics and left it alone.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago
Hooded Mantis
Choeradodis stalli Choeradodis


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13 Comments

dandoucette
dandoucette 4 years ago

Thanks for the comment Matt, but how can you be certain? Do you have a reference link? It still looks like C. stalli to me.

Michael Weymann
Michael Weymann 6 years ago

Wow!!

Cammie C. Myers
Cammie C. Myers 6 years ago

Looks like my Christmas Cactus! Lol

dandoucette
dandoucette 6 years ago

Thanks Sydes.

C.Sydes
C.Sydes 6 years ago

Wow, that really is a great find, incredible camouflage

dandoucette
dandoucette 6 years ago

Thanks Kya, Frederic and dotun.

dotun55
dotun55 6 years ago

Serious mantis. Kudos Bayucca!

Frederic Ansermoz
Frederic Ansermoz 6 years ago

Wow, that is camo!

Kya
Kya 6 years ago

I'm so surprised.

dandoucette
dandoucette 6 years ago

Thanks bayucca, I just have these pics but it does look like C. stall. Thanks also Sergio and Luis.

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Choeradodinae, Choeradodis sp. and most probably Choeradodis stalli:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/31984806@N0...
http://anotheca.com/wordpress/2010/02/22...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mantisdeper...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/80125969@N0...
Other candidate would Choeradodis strumaria, but the edges of the anterior shield is more straight and not scalloped as in Stalli. But that's only what I can see after looking at dozens of Choeradodis. There is not much info about and not really trustable sites around. Do you have a picture from the underside?Please, verify!!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/80125969@N0...
http://www.superstock.com/preview.asp?im...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choeradodis...
http://www.todofauna.com/foros/showthrea...
http://tw.knowledge.yahoo.com/question/q...
http://www.insecte.org/forum/viewtopic.p...

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 6 years ago

Wonderful spotting Dan!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 6 years ago

Fantastic, Dan. Congrats!

dandoucette
Spotted by
dandoucette

Amazonas, Colombia

Lat: -3.97, Long: -70.11

Spotted on Dec 9, 2012
Submitted on Aug 3, 2013

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