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Peruvian Shield Mantis

Choeradodis rhombicollis

Description:

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.

Notes:

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
LindaAlisto 6 years ago

sehr schön ! SOTW Congratulations !!!

Seema Swami
Seema Swami 6 years ago

Congrats !!

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

Congratulations on the SOTD, Sigg.
Lovely spotting!!

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 6 years ago

Congrats Sigg!!!!!

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

staccyh
staccyh 6 years ago

Congrats!!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 6 years ago

Wonderful picture and angle! Congratulations!

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 6 years ago

Congratulations!

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 6 years ago

Gorgeous photos. Congratulations!

SG in CR
SG in CR 6 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 http://photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=....

Christiane
Christiane 6 years ago

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

beaker98
beaker98 6 years ago

Great! This is very deserving Sigg! Just awesome.

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

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

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MarcTe
MarcTe 6 years ago

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

MarcTe
MarcTe 6 years ago

stunnign praying mantis :)

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 6 years ago

Excellent find Sigg..

RiekoS
RiekoS 6 years ago

Nice!

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 6 years ago

OMG great spotting....

SG in CR
SG in CR 6 years ago

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

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 6 years ago

Beautiful series! Please consider adding this to the Marvelous Mantids of the World mission: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1573...

RobThacker
RobThacker 6 years ago

Wonderful spotting!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 6 years ago

He looks like a warrior :)

Yasser
Yasser 6 years ago

Awesome!!!

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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