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Praying Mantis ID
Hi,
This praying mantis flew into my house on my table yesterday. It is about 3cm in length. I am wondering if you might have any idea what species is this mantis or whether it is a male or female? Thanks for the help! Regards,
Siyang , Singapore

Hi Siyang,
Sadly, we were unable to learn anything about your mantis. Perhaps a mantis afficionado will write in with a species identification. Its diminutive size is somewhat distinctive.

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8 Responses to Unknown Mantis from Singapore

  1. nightlurker says:

    looks like Tenodera spp.( i’ m not 100% sure though)

  2. nightlurker says:

    looks like Tenodera spp.( i’ m not 100% sure though)

    male mantids have 6 segments on their abdomens. female mantids have 8 ( count starting from the babk legs)

  3. ismart says:

    That’s no tenodera. Not sure what species, but is is a male.

  4. MantidLord says:

    That’s not Tenodera. And the person who talked about counting segments got it backwards. 8 segments it is a male. They are typically smaller and more slender. Females have 6 visible segments. I can’t tell you what species or sex the mantis is (or rather was). Unfortunately Southeast Asian mantids aren’t well studied.

    Experience: Entomology student at Cornell University and a mantis freak.

    P.S. I’m going to NUS for an abroad program next year! Hopefully one flies into my dorm!!!

  5. Jeff says:

    Genus is Amantis, not sure of exact species. I caught a female specimen in Clementi before. Females have 6 visible segments and an ovipositor, while males have 8 visible segments and a visible urogenital plate. Looks like a male to me.

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