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Leaf-mimic Mantis (Hood Mantis )

Choeradodis rhombicollis


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



1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca 8 years ago
Choeradodis rhomboidea

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Thanks ...

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?

LuisStevens 8 years ago


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

bayucca 8 years ago

Would this really be a "Mantis sp."? What about 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


Jeannette 8 years ago

Cool :)

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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