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Unidentified mantid pics...

Phillip

Arachnoprince
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Got one of these at the last reptile show in Bham from Kelly when he picked a couple up and wondered if anyone knew what they were. It's some kind of bark mantid from Tanzania. Any clues?

Phil
 

Phillip

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better view.....

Here's a better shot of the back and the egg case she laid.

Phil
 

Phillip

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and lastly.....

Couldn't resist posting this one as I dig the freaky eyes on this species. enjoy And if there are any mantid folks in the house who know the latin on this one please drop me a line. If it helps any this adult female totals around the 2 inch mark.

Phil
 

Wade

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I may be way out on a limb, but I'm looking through "The Praying Mantids" by Prete, Wells, Wells and Hurd and there's some pics of a mantid called Tarachodes afzelii that looks a bit like yours...short wings, big head...maybe the same genus anyway.

Wade
 

jezzy607

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I took a look at the same photograph in the Prete book, and I agree with wade.
 

Mr. Hell

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hi there,

that mantis is no tarachodes, they don´t have rounded eyes.

it looks more like ameles decolor to me.






they´re from south-europe :)


greetz
andy
 

Phillip

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Well I'm not sure what they are...

But I am sure they aren't from Europe since the shipment they came in on was from Africa. :) Hopefully I'll have a positive ID soon.

Phil
 

Andi

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Jul 9, 2003
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Pseudogalepsus

Hy!!!

I got the same one.....and i heard it could be Pseudogalepsus spec.

Greetings, Andi
 
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