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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.
From the shield, the nymph might be a Rhombodera. The adult I think is a Hierodula.
I have not read that Sphodromantis live in India.
Great photos. I love mantises.
Thanks bong.ambutong. :)
Amazing Capture Harsha....wonderful catch.
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. :)
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.
Thanks JLM. Your barnacles are awesome. Something I had never even heard of before. Congrats.
fun photo montage. enjoyed it very much!!
Added a new picture. It's an adult. (Last picture.)
Thanks for liking it Hemant, Karen and Satyen. Lia it must be so.
Fantastic series Harsha.
Mantis religiosa ?
Excellent series Harsha!
brilliant shots well done
Spotted on Oct 7, 2011 Submitted on Oct 7, 2011
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