FYeahMantodea

Ask me anything   Submit   Mantodea is an order of insects which contains around two thousand four hundred valid species and about four hundred and thirty genera in fifteen families. This is a blog dedicated to chronicling the awesome diversity of mantises. If you have any questions or requests hit that ask button! I'll do my best to answer any questions and I'm always looking for interesting content to post about. Feel free to submit if you have something you'd like to share - info, videos, pictures (Especially pictures) If you'd like me to have a go at IDing a mantis, please make sure you give a location and the time of year.


bitchycatgirl:

Hiya followers, if anybody was wondering about my home life, here’s a bit of info. I have a pet preying mantis. Sadly, I don’t know his genus or species (it’d be cool if someone could help identify.) But I named him Rochambeau. He’s at least two weeks old and he loves butterflies.
Anyways, just thought I’d share something I really like.

If you’re located in the US, this is most likely a Tenodera sinensis (Chinese mantis) 

— 1 month ago with 33 notes
#Tenodera sinensis  #chinese mantis  #insect  #mantodea  #entomology 

silverstag21:

Found this lady when I got home! I just love them, they’re so beautiful. The detail on her abdomen is amazing—like feathers almost.

— 1 month ago with 39 notes
#mantis  #insect  #mantodea  #mantises  #mantid  #photography  #macro photography 
paxet-amor:

Update on my babies! My Ghost Mantis might be close to it’s last molt, and I guess because I keep his habitat humid, with his latest molt he went a little green :) super excited to see what happens to him! The Indian Flower Mantis has become a little aggressive, and almost too fast and jumpy for me to even take out of it’s habitat… nevertheless he’s turning pretty colors and getting big and plump :)
Anyone wanna help me figure out the gender of these guys/name them? Or is it still too early to sex them?

It is not too early to sex them! I believe your ghost mantis is a male. It’s very easy to tell by looking at the “crown/hat” in this species. As for the Indian flower, it’s a little more difficult to tell from the front, based on the antennae I’m leaning towards male as well, but if you upload a clear image of the back of their abdomen I can attempt to be a little more accurate for you. Hope this was helpful!

paxet-amor:

Update on my babies!
My Ghost Mantis might be close to it’s last molt, and I guess because I keep his habitat humid, with his latest molt he went a little green :) super excited to see what happens to him!
The Indian Flower Mantis has become a little aggressive, and almost too fast and jumpy for me to even take out of it’s habitat… nevertheless he’s turning pretty colors and getting big and plump :)

Anyone wanna help me figure out the gender of these guys/name them? Or is it still too early to sex them?

It is not too early to sex them! I believe your ghost mantis is a male. It’s very easy to tell by looking at the “crown/hat” in this species. As for the Indian flower, it’s a little more difficult to tell from the front, based on the antennae I’m leaning towards male as well, but if you upload a clear image of the back of their abdomen I can attempt to be a little more accurate for you. Hope this was helpful!

— 1 month ago with 38 notes
#Phyllocrania paradoxa  #mantis  #insect  #mantodea  #husbandry 

yamino:

Dramatic lens flare posing! I think nillia wins the mantis-naming contest with “SCYTHERRRRR!”

— 1 month ago with 232 notes
#mantis  #insect  #mantodea  #mantises  #entomology  #arthropod 

Some kind of Rhombodera sp. maybe.

(Source: zancorvid)

— 1 month ago with 9 notes
#rhombodera sp  #mantis  #insect  #mantodea  #mantises  #insects 

saiquarx:

African mantis

Sphodromantis viridis

Israel

— 1 month ago with 48 notes
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