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Praying Mantis

Hierodula trimaculata


Huge green Praying Mantis. It had a strange discoloration on its back.


At the coast near jungle.


It was on the doorframe of our hotel lobby. Moving pretty fast.

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Mr. Goldfish
Mr. Goldfish 10 years ago

Okay, great. I do not think colors are a good way of distinguishing mantises. Rhomboderella might have a shield like that one too. One of the species is Rhomboderella scutata which I think means shield from the translator in latin.

Muckpuk 10 years ago

Hey Mr Goldfish
I think you are right! The Rhombodera has those same colourations on its back. I'll do some more research. Thanks!

Mr. Goldfish
Mr. Goldfish 10 years ago

I do not know what Hierdula trimaculata looks like. Did you know about Rhombodera?

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Johor, Malaysia

Spotted on Nov 2, 2013
Submitted on Nov 7, 2013

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