Mantid from South Africa

Subject:  South Africa Preying Mantis
Geographic location of the bug:  South Africa, Kruger National Park
Date: 01/17/2018
Time: 05:48 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hi,
I saw this preying mantis a week ago (therefore in early January) near the Satara Camp in the Kruger National Park in South Africa. I have been trying to identify the majestic bug, but wasn’t able to. I would really appreciate your help.
How you want your letter signed:  Thomas


Dear Thomas,
While we cannot provide you with an exact species at this time, we can tell you that the small wing pads indicate this is either an immature individual or a flightless species of Mantid.

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