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Slim Mexican Mantis

Bactromantis mexicana


Just spotted 20 min ago at the door light entrance very large about 15 cm long attract from the light. Mantis?

2 Species ID Suggestions

Slim Mexican Mantis
Bactromantis mexicana Species Bactromantis mexicana - BugGuide.Net
Mantis religiosa

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Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Thanks Livan and Mau

LivanEscudero 8 years ago

It is a Mantis, but not religiosa (praying mantis). the Praying or European mantis is a much more robust insect.

Mau Sanchez
Mau Sanchez 8 years ago

yes this is a mantis, theres a lot of shapes of mantis!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Thanks i have to run to get the camera and still there

ShannaB 8 years ago

Wow, the lighting in this shot is beautiful.

Gerardo Aizpuru
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Gerardo Aizpuru


Spotted on Feb 17, 2012
Submitted on Feb 17, 2012

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