Egyptian Flower Mantis from Iraq

Subject: Mantis?
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
March 13, 2016 10:03 pm
This insect is wreaking havoc on the ant population on base! What is it?
Signature: Tami

Preying Mantis
Egyptian Flower Mantis

Dear Tami,
With its speckled wings and red antennae, this really is a pretty Egyptian Flower Mantis,
Blepharopsis mendica. 

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