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 Post subject: Tarachodes sp. Namibia
PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:29 am 
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Hi Guys

I do not keep mantids, but on Saturday this fellow flew into my house so I just dropped a few grasshoppers in for him/her (I assume it's a him due to the amount of abdominal segments and wing length) and took a few quick pics which I though I would share.









I just love how these look uniform grey until you zoom in and realise they have "pixels" similar to a TV.



Thanx for looking.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:13 am 
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Stunning mantis, love Tarachodes but havent ever had more than a small nymph so far, keep an eye out for ooths :P

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:13 pm 
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Yeah, 'tis a male. Love Tarachodes spp.

Stunning photos Westley! :)

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Current mantis species:
Acanthops erosula
Blepharopsis mendica
Creobroter nebulosa
Decimiana bolivari
Gongylus gongylodes
Idolomantis diabolica
Heterochaeta orientalis
Hymenopus coronatus
Miomantis cf. caffra "Johannesburg"
Phyllocrania paradoxa

Others: Phasmids, Beetles, Butterflies, Moths

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:22 am 
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Thanx guys.

Yeah he is a real stunner. I will release him this weekend.

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