|Copyright: Shahar Rahash (shr_rhs) (100)|
|Date Taken: 2008-11-14|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2008-11-16 13:06|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|I will be grateful for an identification.|
- [2008-11-16 21:47]
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.