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Giant Asian White-marked Mantis

Hierodula patellifera

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Giant Asian White-marked Mantis
Hierodula patellifera


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3 Comments

Mr. Goldfish
Mr. Goldfish 5 years ago

Mantis religiosa inornata might actually be an exception with them lacking the black spot in between their coxa:
http://www.orion-berlin.de/bibl/ehrmann/...

But this is definitely not a Mantis religiosa. Looks more like a Hierodula.

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 8 years ago

Mantis religiosa inornata is a subspecies I am unfamiliar with but I do know that Mantis religiosa has a distinct spot on the inside of the front legs (raptorial) near where it meets the body that is either black or white with a black ring. They also do not have a white spot on the wings.

Like these: http://k38.kn3.net/taringa/3/3/5/1/1/6/1...
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/co...

Milind Bodas
Milind Bodas 8 years ago

My friend, can you tell me the difference between Hierodula patellifera and Mantis religiosa inornata please?

Milind Bodas
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Milind Bodas

Maharashtra, India

Spotted on Nov 5, 2013
Submitted on Nov 19, 2013

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