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Praying Mantis

Gildella suavis

Description:

A small sized Praying Mantis, this Gildella suavis has beautiful coloured and markings on her wings. During a recent trip, found this female Praying Mantis on a cluster of bush just next to the accommodation building of the Park I was staying. So I was able to observes here over 3 days. Most of the time, she is just sitting still under a leaf. But when she is hunting, she will go on top of a leaf where it is more likely to have other insects to come by. Was able to see her hunt and feed on a Moth and a Grasshopper.

Notes:

Pic #1 - flaring her wings in a defensive posture Pic #2 - feeding on a Moth Pic #3 - feeding on a Grasshopper

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7 Comments

AlbertKang
AlbertKang a year ago

Thanks, @Ashley for the nomination :)

Thanks too, @Maria dB for your appreciation and kind words :)

Maria dB
Maria dB a year ago

What a beautiful mantis! And cool that you got photos of it eating as well.

AshleyT
AshleyT a year ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

AlbertKang
AlbertKang a year ago

@ornithoptera80 - Yes, she is and thanks :)

Thanks @Michael Sarill and @SukanyaDatta for your kind words and appreciation. She was observed over 3 days and the feeding was on different days, understandably as she is pregnant and should be laying an Ootheca soon.

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta a year ago

Really hungry, wasn't she? Wonderfully clear shots (as always) Thanks for sharing.

MichaelS
MichaelS a year ago

wonderful photos, albertkang! amazing to see this praying mantis hunting two different insects.

Ornithoptera80
Ornithoptera80 a year ago

Amazing mantis!!!

AlbertKang
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AlbertKang

Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Feb 10, 2020
Submitted on Feb 16, 2020

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