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European mantis

Mantis religiosa

Description:

A huge mantis! About 13cm long

Habitat:

Non urban but human populated area

1 Species ID Suggestions

Ashish
Ashish 9 years ago
European Mantis
Mantis religiosa European mantis


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11 Comments

Mr. Goldfish
Mr. Goldfish 8 years ago

Looks like a Sphodromantis.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Welcome..!!

PeterRoschatt
PeterRoschatt 9 years ago

Oh,it`s great !

Topaz Almond
Topaz Almond 9 years ago

Oh and thanks for your help :)

Topaz Almond
Topaz Almond 9 years ago

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"!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

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! :)

Topaz Almond
Topaz Almond 9 years ago

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 :)

textless
textless 9 years ago

It blends with the wall hanging so well that I didn't see it at first. Cool!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Nice work Topaz.. interesting spotting...!!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Its Praying mantis, dark mimicking colour shade for mix with surroundings and grab easily a prey insect.

Topaz Almond
Spotted by
Topaz Almond

מחוז המרכז, Israel

Spotted on May 26, 2011
Submitted on Oct 5, 2011

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