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African mantis

Sphodromantis viridis




6 Comments

Marek Koszorek
Marek Koszorek 4 years ago

Thanks. Mr. Goldfish, I did changed name on this spotting.

Marek Koszorek
Marek Koszorek 4 years ago

Thanks, I did change a name on this spotting.

Mr. Goldfish
Mr. Goldfish 4 years ago
Mr. Goldfish
Mr. Goldfish 4 years ago

Ooh, it looks like a Sphodromantis viridis. Certainly not Mantis religiosa.

The Sphodromantis viridis I think is introduced to Italy and Spain and Portugal:
http://www.entomologiitaliani.net/public...
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/596...
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles...

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 4 years ago

This would be a nice addition to the global Mantis mission: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1573...

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 4 years ago

This is a beautiful mantis! However, I do believe this is not a European Mantis. The body shape and patterning on the wings are not consistent. More likely this is either a Sphodromantis or Hierodula species. Unfortunately, I am not familiar with the species found in your area.

Perhaps you can find some local resources that have more information.

Marek Koszorek
Spotted by
Marek Koszorek

Δήμος Κασσάνδρας, Περιφέρεια Κεντρικής Μακεδονίας, Greece

Lat: 40.12, Long: 23.40

Spotted on Aug 13, 2014
Submitted on Aug 13, 2014

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