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Subject: Mantid
Location: Fortaleza, Brazil
January 28, 2016 10:12 pm
A mantid found in Fortaleza, Brazil. Found in the daytime on a wall.
Signature: Wesley Neely



Dear Wesley,
We tried to identify your Mantis to the species level, which we did not think would be too difficult because of the distinctive lobes at the tips of the wings, but alas, we could not find any matching images on Insetologia or on the web in our cursory search.  Perhaps Cesar Crash will have better luck with this one.

Thanks for your help! I have the same issues!

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Fortaleza, Brazil

4 Responses to Mantis from Brazil

  1. Cesar Crash says:

    The angle doesn’t seem to help. It seems to me by the shape of eyes and the tip of the wings, that it is a dead leaf mimic in the family Acanthopidae, Acanthops, Decimiana and Metilia are simmilar. César Favacho helps me with mantises, he maybe take a look here.

  2. Hello guys, this is an adult female of Decimiana. I can’t tell the species because there are no records of decimiana from Fortaleza, or even the whole Ceará state.
    Have a good night 🙂

    • bugman says:

      Thank you so much César. We are very excited that What’s That Bug? and Insetologia are now sharing experts in the field to help answer questions for our curious readerships.

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