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Insect: Eyed-flower mantid

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Kreetja
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Insect: Eyed-flower mantid

Unread postby Kreetja » Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:06 pm

Imberbe.... great... awesome info... thanx for all that...
so does white river fall into northern south africa?...
here's another awesome one found... apparently a flower mantid?... any idea on scientific name?
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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread postby oddesy » Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:28 am

wow amazing photos everyone!! :clap: :clap:

kreetja, what an awesome photo!! :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: It looks like a eyed-flower mantid (Pseudocreobotra wahlbergi). They come in a variety of pinks, mottled browns and greens. One of the distuinguishing features is the lateral projections on their abdomen.
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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread postby darth bangkok » Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:04 am

Kreetja wrote:Imberbe.... great... awesome info... thanx for all that...
so does white river fall into northern south africa?...
here's another awesome one found... apparently a flower mantid?... any idea on scientific name?
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Kreetja,

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Brilliant photo, thanks for sharing!! :clap: :thumbs_up:
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