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By Sakaaaaa
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Thought I'd share pics of a really cool wooden mantis I found last year. ID is welcome
Your Welcome Seymour_
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By nimbulan
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Wow that's actually a mantis, not just a stick insect? I've never seen one camoflaged like that before.
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By Seymour_
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Joined:  Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:18 am
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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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By Sakaaaaa
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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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By tannerm
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Wow. Thanks for sharing. That's EPIC!


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By Sakaaaaa
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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.
Do you guys think that's it?
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By Salute flytraps234
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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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By Salute flytraps234
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Any way that is a weird mantis.


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