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Copyright: Shahar Rahash (shr_rhs) (100)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11-14
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-16 13:06
Viewed: 3658
Points: 4
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I will be grateful for an identification.
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To Nephrotome2: thanks. Probably Empusa fasciatashr_rhs 1 11-17 11:51
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A fantastic Mantis religiosa (Praying mantis).
Good POV, sharpness, colour and composition.
Congratulations. TFS.

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-11-16 21:47]

Hello Shahar,

You are showing an interesting mantis. Your photo shopws the animal in nice looking colors against a fine background. Good details of the body can be seen. A greated DOF should have helped showing more details. Framing larger, without cutting the legs, should have also made a better photo.

Thank you for sharing,

Absolutely not a praying mantis.
This is a cone head mantis. Maybe Empusa pennata. Definately Empusa.
They usualy hang upside down and are as you shown if disturbed.
This is a young one. Abdomen is straight and with wing for grown-up.

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