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A huge mantis! About 13cm long
Non urban but human populated area
Looks like a Sphodromantis.
Oh,it`s great !
Oh and thanks for your help :)
Yes you're right, although, I don't understand why call it a praying mantis if they're ALL praying, it's like calling birds "winged birds" or human "headed human"!
I do not think calling a Praying mantis wrong if it seen in position of Praying with its front legs. have you checked links with European mantis..?
Oh my god, she's enormous! :)
textless- yeah i know me neither! AshishNimkar- i read in Wikipedia that a lot of mantis species are being referred to as "praying mantis" by accident. do you know what are their characteristics?i just dont want to rush into conclusions :)
It blends with the wall hanging so well that I didn't see it at first. Cool!
Nice work Topaz.. interesting spotting...!!
Its Praying mantis, dark mimicking colour shade for mix with surroundings and grab easily a prey insect.
Spotted on May 26, 2011 Submitted on Oct 5, 2011
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