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#63328 Jun 11th, 2007 at 11:53 AM
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I found it on a rose bush and I wondered if anyone here knows what it is :/ ? I guess it's related to mantises... They can change color as well nervous

This is what it looked like a few months ago
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What it looks like now
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Don't know what it is but.....YUCK!!! I wouldn't even think about touching it! lol lol That would freak me out!

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Praying mantis's are so cool. Almost all of them can change colors to some degree. What you have, I think, is Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii. Your photograph is breath taking! If I were you, I'd submit it to whatsthatbug.com to make sure I've id'ed it correctly and so they can put it on their site (if you don't mind sharing). It's one the best pics I've seen!! Fantastic, thanks so much for sharing it!!

Forgot to mention, the link takes you to a page and what I think is your bug is towards the bottom.

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I think it might be an orchid mantis or something similar, definately in the mantis family!


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WOW! i like it, what ever it is grin

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That is one beautiful bug.


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wow, that's a beauty! makes me want to see what the rest of the bugs in south africa look like. what a creation.

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Thanks everyone :) It could be a Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii(Sheesh thats a long name)(Thanks LandOfOz grin) since I googled for it and the pictures looked similar, I sent it to http://www.whatsthatbug.com/mantis.html (Thanks LandOfOz for showing me that website) to get it identified correctly :)... I looked at Orchid mantis's as well(Thanks kennyso :biggrin:) and have to say the body shaping looks exactly like mine but without the spikes, maybe it's a member of Orchid mantis's

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WOW! In the third picture he seems to be peering at you.


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Originally Posted by Wrennie
WOW! In the third picture he seems to be peering at you.

He was... Then he jumped me nervous
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P.s. That was my favorite picture of this mantis

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I love that one as well! It's great. Looks like you've made a friend. lol


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and heres it right now grin

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