For the identification of insects and other fauna and flora of South Africa.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Sibyllid Mantis (Sibylla pretiosa) Family Sibyllidae

Before you look at the other pictures, see if you can find him in the first one. The perfect disguise was some leaves caught in a spiderweb in which it was hiding itself waiting for some unsuspecting prey to come along.

Note the thorn-like nobs on the back and joints which disguise him further by breaking up the shape of his legs.

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