strange looking mantis
I live in Swaziland in Southern Africa and saw a strangley patterned mantis this morning, maybe it is of some interest. (see pics attached)
Franc le Roux
We are struck by the asymetry of the pattern. What a lovely mantis.
Identified at last: Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii
(04/28/2006) Swaziland Mantis
The mantis with an unusual pattern on its back is Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii, I raise them myself. Attached is a L4 nymph of the same species in its threat pose. Feel free to crop the image.
Thank you so much Ian,
You have single-handedly identified all of our unidentified exotic Mantids. Next time we get one that stumps us, we plant to contact you. Thanks again.