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Praying mantis

Sphodromantis viridis


Fore legs tipped with rust shade. A pink heart on the thorax.




If I had to name it, I would call it a bleeding heart mantis.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Adrián 9 years ago
Mantis religiosa

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Mr. Goldfish
Mr. Goldfish 5 years ago

From the shield, the nymph might be a Rhombodera. The adult I think is a Hierodula.

Mr. Goldfish
Mr. Goldfish 7 years ago

I have not read that Sphodromantis live in India.

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 8 years ago

Thank you.

MayraSpringmann 8 years ago

Great series!!

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 9 years ago

Thanks Brett!

BrettKelly 9 years ago

Great photos. I love mantises.

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 9 years ago

Thanks bong.ambutong. :)

Bong Ambutong
Bong Ambutong 9 years ago

Amazing Capture Harsha....wonderful catch.

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 9 years ago

How nice to know the story behind those great pictures. Your efforts paid off. It's good to carry a camera with you all the time. You never know what you may come across. :)

JungleLoveMamasita 9 years ago

Thank you Harsha, I am glad that I didn't shrug it off and ran a mile back to my cabina to get my camera. I was in the process of just tossing it back into the ocean to keep it alive then I thought I may never see this again so I best immortalize it. From now on I will keep my camera with me at all times.

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 9 years ago

Thanks JLM. Your barnacles are awesome. Something I had never even heard of before. Congrats.

JungleLoveMamasita 9 years ago

fun photo montage. enjoyed it very much!!

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 9 years ago

Added a new picture. It's an adult. (Last picture.)

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 9 years ago

Thanks for liking it Hemant, Karen and Satyen. Lia it must be so.

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Fantastic series Harsha.

Lia Valido
Lia Valido 9 years ago

Mantis religiosa ?

KarenL 9 years ago

Excellent series Harsha!

HemantKumar 9 years ago

brilliant shots well done

Harsha Singh
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Harsha Singh

Himachal Pradesh, India

Spotted on Oct 7, 2011
Submitted on Oct 7, 2011

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