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Bark mantis

Humbertiella similis

Description:

A brown praying mantis. Brilliant camouflage!

Notes:

The pictures with food and without food were clicked on separate days.

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Bark Mantid
Tarachodes


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4 Comments

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 8 years ago

If it wasn't for your help I would never have gotten close to its ID. Thanks Johan. Finally ID-ed!

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 8 years ago

Johan i saw your mantis and it looks quite similar. You might be somewhere near naming it. :)

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 8 years ago

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.

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 9 years ago

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.

Harsha Singh
Spotted by
Harsha Singh

Himachal Pradesh, India

Spotted on Sep 29, 2011
Submitted on Sep 29, 2011

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