I am only guessing when I say I think this must be some kind of bark mantis as I have never seen one like this before and it does not appear in my book.
It had the most astonishing antennae/crown on top of its head and I wonder if it part of its disguise or there for a purpose? It had the most astonishing antennae/crown on top of its head and I wonder if it part of its disguise or there for a purpose?
This was still a baby one measuring from head to tail about 1 1/2 inches.
At one time I brought the camera lens to close to it and it dashed like crazy to hang under my finger in order to get away from it and I had to smile. :)
With its coloration and the leaf-like part on its back, I would definitely say it falls into the leaf mantis category don’t you?
These claws are amazing and I would think it capable of gripping something even bigger than itself in them.
These eyes fascinated me with their stripes….. A front foot which it was using to hold onto my finger.