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Peruvian Shield Mantis

Choeradodis Rhombicollis


Was staying with a friend at Mar Y Selva in Ballena, Costa Rica an I had some cool Brazilian music playing on my computer while I cooked for us. I think this little Leaf Mantis enjoyed the music so much it wanted to get as close as he could. He is so cute!

1 Species ID Suggestions

Dragoon 10 years ago
Peruvian Shield mantis
Choeradodis rhombicollis Choeradodis rhombicollis

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DhruvBhojwani 7 years ago

aah its on your laptop

YukoChartraw 9 years ago

You are so lucky!

UmapornSarasat 10 years ago

Next time if I see it here on Samui island..I hope I have my camera with

Nicholas4 10 years ago


Liam 10 years ago

That is so cool! Checking his facebook? ;)

GeoLeo42 10 years ago

It should be called "The Groovy Mantis"

JungleLoveMamasita 10 years ago

Thank you 永健

永健 10 years ago

Very special

textless 10 years ago

Really cute and interesting!

BrandonBlount 10 years ago

Very cool indeed!!! I've been hoping that someone would upload a spotting of this mantis in full profile!! Thank you so much for sharing this amazing spotting!!!!

Dragoon 10 years ago

Pretty sure it's a Peruvian Shield Mantis, the Wikipedia picture is not entirely accurate however, as the spots on the "shield" vary. Anyhow, the two spots on the abdomen kind of point towards a Peruvian to me.

misako 10 years ago

Cool mantis!

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Spotted on Oct 8, 2011
Submitted on Oct 14, 2011

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