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 Post subject: Praying Mantis
Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:20 pm 
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hi everybody,
can someone help me to identify this insects?
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 Post subject: Re: Insect ID needed
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1)Praying Mantis. :D

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Hi all

Wondered if any experts out there could cast any light on these beyond that:
1 is a Praying Mantis photographed at Oudtshoorn late November

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 Post subject: Insect: Praying Mantis
Unread postPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 1:04 pm 
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The egg of a praying mantis which falls in theThespidae family and is known as a Hoplocoryphella grandis, phew!,according to the book.
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This next one I'm not sure of ,think it is the female of this.
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 Post subject: Re: Mantis: Praying Mantis
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Except that the picture is not of an egg, but of an egg packet. This foamy parcel contains several eggs. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Mantis: Praying Mantis
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Yes,Imberbe the "book" calls it a egg case.


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 Post subject: Re: Mantis: Praying Mantis
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Stunning mantis and equally stunning egg-case. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Mantis: Praying Mantis
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Sorry! I couldn't help but recognise her as "Twiggy"!!!

Nannie wrote:
This next one I'm not sure of ,think it is the female of this.
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 Post subject: Insects: Praying Mantis
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 Post subject: Re: I have got no idea what that is!
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:big_eyes: is that a bug :big_eyes:


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 Post subject: Re: I have got no idea what that is!
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its the pupa of some sort of moth or butterfly . Have often seen them but never found out the name well I am sure someone will know

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 Post subject: Re: I have got no idea what that is!
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Hi there
It is the egg case of the Praying Mantis. Inside that case are lots of eggs and as they hatch they eat their way out of it. When formed it is soft but by the next day it is rock hard. Nature is wonderful isn't it.

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 Post subject: Re: I have got no idea what that is!
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Cool! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Mantis: Praying Mantis
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Hatchling's.

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The inside.

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 Post subject: Re: Mantis: Praying Mantis
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wow, very nice nannie, thanks for sharing! :thumbs_up: :D

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