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kokolo

Italy

July 9, 2014
1:57 PM

Post #9889650

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

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kennedyh
Churchill, Victoria
Australia
(Zone 10a)



July 9, 2014
2:34 PM

Post #9889681

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
Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

July 9, 2014
3:52 PM

Post #9889739

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

Italy

July 10, 2014
1:35 PM

Post #9890370

Thanks a lot! Beautiful creature!

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