Subject: Large Mantis posing
Location: Cape Town South Africa
April 14, 2016 6:54 am
took pictures from that nice mantis.
she was posing very nice and looked into the lense
size was r.a. 15cm so thats a huge bugger
The bright blue color on the inside of the raptorial front leg that is visible in one of your images seems like an excellent identification feature, and that supposition proved correct when we found this matching image of Polyspilota aeruginosa on iSpot. According to Exotic Pets, the common name is the Madagascan Marbled Praying Mantis. Your individual appears to be a more slender male.