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Bark Mantid

Tarachodes sp.

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3 Comments

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 6 years ago

Not the same, but it has some similarities: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/184...

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 6 years ago

Definitly a katydid, mantises don't have those long antennae.

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 6 years ago

Altha, this is a truly amazing insect! However, I am pretty sure this is a type of Katydid (notice the lack of raptorial front legs and the ovipositor at the end of the abdomen, yours appears to be female).

Check out Family Tettigoniidae. I wish I was more familiar with the species in your area. This one is stunning!

Mookgopong Local Municipality, Limpopo, South Africa

Spotted on Nov 24, 2013
Submitted on Nov 24, 2013

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