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Large mantis in the genus Choeradodis sp , about 10 cm long.
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...
Like always with your suggestion... You are right.... I did a mistake by using the common name.....mantis....Thanks so much...
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?
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
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 :)
Spotted on Jun 11, 2011 Submitted on Jun 14, 2011
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