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Subject: Indian Mantis species
Location: Gujarat, India
July 15, 2016 11:27 pm
This mantis looks like a blade of grass. Antenna are aligned straight with the body to look like a blade of dry/dead grass. What species is it? Not sure if it is Indian Stick Mantis.
Signature: Nitin Solanki

India Grass Mantis

India Grass Mantis

Dear Nitin,
In a previous posting of this species, we identified it as a Giant Stick Mantis or Indian Grass Mantis,
Schizocephala bicornis.  According to Project Noah, both common names are used.  Bug Nation has some very nice images of the species.

India Grass Mantis

India Grass Mantis

India Grass Mantis

India Grass Mantis

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Gujarat, India

One Response to Giant Stick Mantis or India Grass Mantis from India

  1. Hi, I actually for the first time in my life had spotted this fascinating insect next to my college gate ,at once I knew it was a mantis but this one was damn taller and thinner than others that I have witnessed which made me investigate and here in this site I had my answer “Indian Grass Mantis”!.

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