CLOSED: Help me identify please

, Italy

Can someone please help me identify this insect? Is it a grasshopper??

Thumbnail by kokolo
Churchill, Victoria, Australia(Zone 10a)

kokolo,
That is not a grasshopper, it is a Praying Mantis (Order Mantodea, family Mantidae) but I am unable to find a species that matches yours.

Ken

Minot, ND

Looks like a cone-headed mantis, Empusa pennata -
http://www.asturnatura.com/fotografia/fauna-invertebrados/empusa-pennata-1/13483.html

, Italy

Thanks a lot! Beautiful creature!

Post a Reply to this Thread

Please or register to post.

Upload Images to your reply

    You may upload up to 5 images
    BACK TO TOP