Wandering Violin Mantis from India

Subject: Is this a type of Mantis?
Location: Chennai
April 12, 2015 7:35 pm
Hello. I’m Nithin from Chennai, India. I found this insect yesterday while i was photographing few insects. This insect was very different because I couldn’t even notice it properly as it looked like a leaf. I tried googling this and i got a result which looked like a Ghost Mantis. And I clicked this picture in the outskirts of Chennai.
Signature: Nithin Daniel

Wandering Violin Mantis
Wandering Violin Mantis

Dear Nithin,
Your image is beautiful.  We believe this is a Wandering Violin Mantis or Indian Rose Mantis,
Gongylus gongylodes.  It appears to be an immature nymph.

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