Subject: Dead Leaf mantis
Location: Mumbai, India
December 24, 2013 10:28 pm
I would have never seen this fellow if he didnt fly right into us!!
beautiful camouflage. this was the best photo i could click, he was too active for me to focus!
The quality of your photograph is much higher than most of the images we receive. Despite the resemblance to dead leaves, this is actually a Wandering Violin Mantis, Gongylus gongylodes, and based on the information we have learned on the sexual dimorphism in this species on A Gardener’s Chronicle blog, she is a female. Males have more feathery antennae and longer wings.