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Mantis eating Leaf Creature
Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 6:21 PM
Hello Bugman. I thought your great web site might like to see this shot I took of a Mantis snacking on some kind of leaf look-a-like insect. I almost passed right by them.
This is in a “Lum Yai” fruit tree in Northern Thailand.
Love your site!
Dan
Northern Thailand in foothills.

Mantis eats Leaf Insect

Mantis eats Leaf Insect

Hi Dan,
Thanks for sending us your wonderful Food Chain images.  Since our site migration a few months back, our readership is now able to click on the smaller image to enlarge and your photos really demand this closer inspection.  We believe your leaf creature is a Phasmid known as Phyllium siccifolium.  Bugsincyberspace.com has some nice images of living individuals.

Mantis eats Leaf Insect

Mantis eats Leaf Insect

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