Subject: Praying Mantis idenrification
Geographic location of the bug: Panama Oeste, Panama in the mountsins
Time: 03:11 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Please, I saw this praying mantis in the hills of west panama near campana national park. I was a peace corps volunteer there and go back often. Thank you!
How you want your letter signed: Rachel Calmas
That bright pink abdomen is surely distinctive, and it greatly contrasts the dried leaf camouflage that this Mantis sports. We quickly located images of a Dead Leaf Mantis, Acanthops falcata, on Alamy, but alas, the image does not show the pink abdomen. This image on Photo Net beautifully illustrates the pink coloration on the abdomen.