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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:00 am 
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Hi All

This past weekend I sent to a local game park called Etosha and decided to spend some time looking for mantids.

I found quite a few, mostly boring ones, but also a few stunners. I am rotten when it comes to IDing mantids and literature is rare, so please feel free to add some IDs.

Thanx for looking







This little fellow was a stunner! (Sibylla prettiosa?)





I assume female (I love pure white colours in nature, looks so unnatural, haha)







I assume male of the same species


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:32 pm 
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Awesome finds! I would be interested in obtaining some of these :wink:

Not sure of first one.

Second is Sybilla

Third looks like Pseudocrobotra but something isn't right....it's a male anyway.

Last could be Galinthias

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:42 am 
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Hi Rob, thanx for the IDs, much appreciated.

The "first one" which you are unsure of is actually three different specimen and I think three different species.

I think the third picture from the top is Bolbena, but the two above I have no clue.

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