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Old 09/16/2017, 12:18 PM   #1
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Mantis ID thread :)

I thought instead of posting a new one every time I need an ID, Iíll just post in here, anyone else feel free to do the same!


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Old 09/16/2017, 01:51 PM   #2
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Nvm, it seems to be a ciliata


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Old 10/08/2017, 01:48 PM   #3
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Iím thinking chiragra? Iím noticing they have two small parallel lines on each eye!


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Old 10/08/2017, 01:50 PM   #4
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And of course I can’t change the title...


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Old 10/09/2017, 06:45 AM   #5
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I would say Chiragra, yes.


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Old 10/09/2017, 11:55 AM   #6
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Old 10/15/2017, 12:27 PM   #7
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The mantis in the second picture is not a G. Chiragra, but would need to see the meral spots to confirm the species. My first thought is G. Viridis, second option would be G. Falcatus. The former has red streaks around a white meral spot, the latter has a greenish-yellow meral spot.

G. Chiragra usually lacks that kind of complexity in coloration. Females are a uniform light green while males are darker. Smashers are purple - pink.


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Old 10/15/2017, 02:33 PM   #8
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P. Ciliata (look at the eyes)

P. Ciliata has a wide variety of color morphs and both of these fit. More specifically aside from spearing, they both have lines in their eyes which is a strong identity characteristic, the checkerboard pattern is more noticable in the first image.


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Old 10/15/2017, 03:39 PM   #9
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No the black one is a ciliata, the other one has smashers


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