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Peruvian Shield Mantis

Choeradodis rhombicollis


Relatively large (approx. 4-5cm. long) bright green mantis with a rounded hood covering the front section of it. Relatively calm, seemed to be pretty confident in it's camouflage.


Was attracted to lights in a shed in the early evening. Captured it and put it in a ventilated jar till the next morning to get some pictures of it.

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31 Comments (1–25)

LindaAlisto 10 years ago

sehr schön ! SOTW Congratulations !!!

Seema Swami
Seema Swami 10 years ago

Congrats !!

Sorry Sigg, even better...SOTW, fantastic!!

Congratulations on the SOTD, Sigg.
Lovely spotting!!

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 10 years ago

Congrats Sigg!!!!!

Great series Sigg,beautiful,congrats on the well deserved SOTW and thanks for sharing

staccyh 10 years ago


LaurenZarate 10 years ago

Wonderful picture and angle! Congratulations!

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 10 years ago


Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 10 years ago

Gorgeous photos. Congratulations!

SG in CR
SG in CR 10 years ago

Thanks to the ranger team for selecting this as spotting of the week, and to everyone else who left a comment. For those interested, a higher resolution version of this image can be found at

Christiane 10 years ago

Wow great This is an amazing photo.. Congrats.. :)

beaker98 10 years ago

Great! This is very deserving Sigg! Just awesome.

KarenL 10 years ago

Congrats Sigg, our Ranger Team has selected this amazing mantis as its Spotting of the Week!


MarcTe 10 years ago

Sigg, I only have a higher res image on my computer but not on the internet.

MarcTe 10 years ago

stunnign praying mantis :)

sunnyjosef 10 years ago

Excellent find Sigg..

RiekoS 10 years ago


Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 10 years ago

OMG great spotting....

SG in CR
SG in CR 10 years ago

Everybody, thanks for the encouraging comments.
ForestDragon, I've added it to your mission.

ForestDragon 10 years ago

Beautiful series! Please consider adding this to the Marvelous Mantids of the World mission:

RobThacker 10 years ago

Wonderful spotting!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 10 years ago

He looks like a warrior :)

Yasser 10 years ago


Reza Hashemizadeh
Reza Hashemizadeh 10 years ago

Extraordinary !

SG in CR
Spotted by
SG in CR

Alajuela, Costa Rica

Spotted on Jul 11, 2014
Submitted on Jul 13, 2014

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