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Praying Mantis

Macromantis hyalina


I wish I had put my hand in this picture for scale. It was at least 6 in. (15 cm) in length. I obviously know it is a praying mantis, but I would like to know which species.

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Sphodromantis viridis

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John G. Phillips
John G. Phillips 8 years ago


euamolouvadeus 8 years ago

NO, It's Macromantis sp.
One of the biggest mantids in the world

John G. Phillips
John G. Phillips 10 years ago

I appreciate it Juan, but I think that is an African species? I found this mantis in Nicaragua...

John G. Phillips
John G. Phillips 10 years ago

Muchas gracias! No Conozco Ameles, pero la mantis es muy interesante!

eulalia rubio
eulalia rubio 10 years ago

Mira las "Ameles" tal vez pueda ser, aunque yo no he encontrado una exactamente a la tuya. Las Ameles hembras tienen el abdomen abultado.

John G. Phillips
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John G. Phillips

Río San Juan, Nicaragua

Spotted on Jun 25, 2010
Submitted on Oct 25, 2011

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