March 18, 2010
Need help in correct identification of this species of praying mantis. They open their arm only when they walk, otherwise the look like you see in picture.
We are posting your Preying Mantis, though we are unsure of the species. Perhaps one of our readers will be able to assist in the identification.
We wonder, perhaps, it it might be a Dead Leaf Mantis, Deroplatys Dessicata, which is profiled on the Insect Store website. We wish you had provided additional photos. Websites with numerous mantis images include Mantis and Dragons and MantisUSA.
Ed. Note: August 24, 2012
We just received a comment identifying this as a Unicorn Boxer Mantis, Hestiasula brunneriana.