Micro Mantis

Reptiliatus

Arachnoknight
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Hey everyone!

Being in Israel has given me the opportunity to identify and find many different mantis species! A week ago I found my 2nd species (first one being my sphodromantis viridis) a very, very small Ameles heldreichi nymph :D!

Just thought I'd share a little video of this one eating a baby lobster roach.

Enjoy! Dayyan (Reptiliatus Channel)

[YOUTUBE]LJFv2UVwJno[/YOUTUBE]
 

zonbonzovi

Creeping beneath you
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I dig the pronounced eyes & unlike some mantid keepers, like the sandy, brown coloration.
 

Alejandro45

Arachnosquire
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wow beautiful little mantid..... I can really see the relation to grasshoppers in this one. :cool:
 

Alejandro45

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BHHWWA?:eek: I thought grasshoppers, locusts, crickets, and mantises belonged in the order Orthoptera??
 

Bugs In Cyberspace

Arachnodemon
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That group of bugs can still be referred to as Orthopteroid, though the term is less favorable.

Great video of a species rarely discussed. I wonder how close that individual was to maturity??

Here's another "dwarf" mantis species I photographed a couple days ago. It's a Litaneutria sp. that we collected in Washington state last summer. Actually, it's the offspring of a female we collected.
 

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Arachnoknight
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That group of bugs can still be referred to as Orthopteroid, though the term is less favorable.

Great video of a species rarely discussed. I wonder how close that individual was to maturity??

Here's another "dwarf" mantis species I photographed a couple days ago. It's a Litaneutria sp. that we collected in Washington state last summer. Actually, it's the offspring of a female we collected.
Thanks!

Well to be honest I'm not sure what instar it was in but I would imagine this specimen was still quite young.

Wow thanks for sharing the image of the Litaneutria sp.!

Dayyan
 
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