Subject: Bug identification
Location: Trinidad and Tobago
December 11, 2013 7:36 am
I am trying to identify what this insect is. I live in the Caura valley and get to view some really unusual looking insects
We spent some time this morning researching this Mantis, and we did identify it as a Black Leaf Mantis, Pseudacanthops caelebs. The first photo we encountered that looked like it was on FYeahMantodea, but alas, it was not identified. The second photo we found was on FelinePress, but again, it was not identified, but the location was Peru. We learned the name, Pseudacanthops caelebs, on Project Noah. The last image we located was on FlickR.
Correction: January 11, 2014
Dracus provided a comment indicating that this is an Acanthops species. A drawing on Web of Life and images on a UC Irvine Natural History site support that identification. The common name Boxer Mantis is also provided.