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