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Leaf-mimic Mantis (Hood Mantis )

Choeradodis rhombicollis

Description:

Large mantis in the genus Choeradodis sp , about 10 cm long.

Habitat:

Rainforest

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago
Choeradodis rhomboidea


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12 Comments

Thanks ...

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

I am gald it is called "suggestion" not "correct ID" ;-)... I am wondering about the different body forms within the Choeradodis sp. So, in this case, it might actually be Choeradodis rhomboidea?
http://entomologydiary.typepad.com/home/...
http://www.galerie-insecte.org/galerie/v...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wo_bi/55394...
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/show...

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 8 years ago

Increible!

Like always with your suggestion... You are right.... I did a mistake by using the common name.....mantis....
Thanks so much...

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

Would this really be a "Mantis sp."? What about Choeradodis?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choeradodis...
I have never heard of a Mantis sp. as being a leaf-mimic praying in Costa Rica. What do you think?

:-)

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 8 years ago

Whoa!

Jeannette
Jeannette 8 years ago

Cool :)

Carolina
Carolina 9 years ago

WOW! That is so fantastic! Yes Ilya, very nice observation!

Ilya Bezdelev, I just add a new pic, with a little manipulation, of the second photo that shows what you discribed

Now that you mention it , You are right... very nice observation

Ilya Bezdelev
Ilya Bezdelev 9 years ago

You captured it in a very interesting posture - if you look at the thumbnail in the newsfeed when you don't see much details, it seems like the mantis is a sitting human-like-ufo with distinctive legs :)

Jonathan Sequeira
Spotted by
Jonathan Sequeira

Heredia, Costa Rica

Spotted on Jun 11, 2011
Submitted on Jun 14, 2011

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