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The Wooden Mantis

by Sakaaaaa » Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:20 am

Thought I'd share pics of a really cool wooden mantis I found last year. ID is welcome
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Re: The Wooden Mantis

by nimbulan » Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:20 pm

Wow that's actually a mantis, not just a stick insect? I've never seen one camoflaged like that before.

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Re: The Wooden Mantis

by Seymour_ » Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:58 pm

Thanks. That looks amazing. As i glanced passed the new posts i though it was a stick. I like mantis. If i ever build a green house i want to keep a few of them inside it.

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Re: The Wooden Mantis

by Sakaaaaa » Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:27 pm

nimbulan wrote:Wow that's actually a mantis, not just a stick insect? I've never seen one camoflaged like that before.

Yep, it's a mantis. In the first picture you can zoom in and see the mantis head and folded mantis arms.
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Re: The Wooden Mantis

by tannerm » Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:58 am

Wow. Thanks for sharing. That's EPIC!


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Re: The Wooden Mantis

by Sakaaaaa » Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:59 am

Sorry for bumping this up, but I think I just found out the ID of this thing while reading Wikipedia's List of Largest Organisms.
Wikipedia wrote:The largest species of this order is Toxodera denticulata from Java, which has been measured up to 20 cm (7.9 in) in overall length.

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Re: The Wooden Mantis

by Salute flytraps234 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:28 am

I think it is a Toxodera denticulata because the one you showed looks similar to the one I found on google.


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Re: The Wooden Mantis

by Salute flytraps234 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:29 am

Any way that is a weird mantis.


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