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Subject: Mantis- Mahale Tanzania
Location: Mahale Mountains National Park, Tanzania
September 12, 2012 9:00 am
Hi Daniel, another gorgeous mantid from Mahale Mountains in Tanzania. Picture taken in August. It was about 10cm long. Is it a leaf mantid? Can you tell what species? kind regards Teena
Signature: Teena


Hi Teena,
This interesting Mantis is a nice followup to the Devil’s Flower Mantis images you sent last year.  We haven’t the time to research the species at this time, but we are thrilled to post your photos with the hope that our readership might assist in the identification of this nice leaf mimicking Mantis.


Update from Warren
Subject: The ”unknown mantis” on your feed
Location: Africa
September 15, 2012 5:59 am
I believe this is one of the three species of Ghost mantis, perhaps Phyllocrania paradoxa.They are abundant in Africa.
Fantastic website, I lose myself for hours. p.s I don’t have permission to use that photo, I was required to upload one to send this info.
Signature: Warren Minns U.K.

Thanks Warren,
We will link to Biodiversity Explorer to confirm the identification.


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