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What’s this bug?? Some type of Preying Mantis
Hallo there.
I stay in Tzaneen, South Africa. I found this Praying Mantis on the flowers of a Duranta shrub. Looks like it might be the African Mantis. Any comments would be appreciated. Regards
Johan van Eeden

Hi Johan,
This is indeed a Preying Mantis, a Spiny Flower Mantis, Pseudocreobotra ocellata or Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii.

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One Response to Spiny Flower Mantis

  1. Elspeth Humphreys says:

    I live in Magoebaskloof, near Tzaneen and saw it here. A fantastic creature.
    I have a lovely photo of it on my phone!

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