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A brown praying mantis. Brilliant camouflage!
The pictures with food and without food were clicked on separate days.
If it wasn't for your help I would never have gotten close to its ID. Thanks Johan. Finally ID-ed!
Johan i saw your mantis and it looks quite similar. You might be somewhere near naming it. :)
Below link to a ground mantid. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/104...We do however live in two different continents so I might be wrong.
Two new pictures added, in which the mantis can be seen feeding on a moth (The moth being eaten is reported as a spotting on this link-http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/7639232). When it was chewing its brilliant orange mouth parts became visible.
Spotted on Sep 29, 2011 Submitted on Sep 29, 2011
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