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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Mantis

Malaysian Mantids. All photographed in Malaysia (both Peninsual and East Malaysia i.e Borneo). Mostly by me unless otherwise stated. 

Metallyticus splendidus(?) mantis nymph
Metallyticus splendidus mantis IMG_5377 stk copy

Metallyticus splendidus mantis IMG_5371 copy

Metallyticus splendidus mantis IMG_5358 copy

Hiding...
Metallyticus splendidus mantis IMG_5357 copy

Portraits of a beautiful Asian Flower Mantis, Theopropus elegans.
Portrait of a gorgeous Asian Flower mantis Theopropus elegans........IMG_4622 copy

Asian Flower Mantis, Theopropus elegans.
Theopropus elegans Asian Flower Mantis....IMG_4631 copy

Asian Flower Mantis, Theopropus elegans.
Theopropus elegans Asian Flower Mantis ..IMG_4641 copy

However, the prettiest Asian Flower Mantis (Theopropus elegans) I have ever seen was the one found in Danum Valley.

Theopropus elagans Asian Flower Mantis.....IMG_9310 copy

Giant asian mantis, Hierodula sp.
giant asian mantis hierodula sp. IMG_0128 stk copy

giant asian mantis hierodula sp. IMG_0120 copy

 Parablepharis kuhlii.
Mantis: Parablepharis kuhlii.....IMG_3775 copy

Acromantis formosana
Acromantis formosana mantis IMG_9936 copy

IMG_9930 copy

Gimantis sp. or at least a close genus - ID suggested by Dracus
IMG_9769 copy Gimantis or at least a close genus

Tenodera sp.
IMG_8173 copy Tenodera sp.

Tenodera sp. female laying ootheca
IMG_9316 copy Tenodera sp. laying ootheca

Hapalopeza sp.?
IMG_9664 copy Hapalopeza sp.?

Leptomantella sp. (?)
Leptomantella sp. mantid IMG_0298b copy

Statilia maculata
IMG_8208 copy Statilia maculata mantis

Odontomantis micans
Odontomantis micans .....IMG_8958 copy mantis jimmy

Female Odontomantis planiceps. ID credit: Timothy Ng.
Odontomantis planiceps IMG_6202 copy

Hapalopeza nitens
Manits Hapalopeza nitens DSC_9940 copy

Haania sp. mantis
Haania sp. mantis ..DSC_7904 v2 web

Haania sp. mantis
Haania sp. DSC_7883 web

Creobroter sp.
Creobroter sp. IMG_9946 copy

Another Creobroter sp.
Creobroter sp. DSC_9343 copy

Tropidomantis sp.
Tropidomantis sp. DSC_5526 copy

Tropidomantis sp.
Tropidomantis sp. DSC_9057 copy


Statilia sp.?
mantid IMG_0207 copy

A gorgeous dead leaf mantis, Deroplatys truncata, from Maliau Basin.
dead leaf mantis Deroplatys truncata IMG_6100 copy

Another shot of this beauty.
Dead leaf mantis, Deroplatys truncata....IMG_6111 copy

Another type of dead leaf mantis, Deroplatys sp.
Dead leaf mantis Deroplatys sp. IMG_3615 copy

A female Deroplatys lobata. Well camouflaged.
mantis Deroplatys labata female IMG_6003 copy

A female <i>Deroplatys labata mantis </i>IMG_6021 copy

A female <i>Deroplatys labata mantis </i>IMG_6048 copy

Female Deroplatys lobata. ID credit: Cain Eyre.
Deroplatys lobata IMG_4565 copy

Deroplatys lobata IMG_4572 copy

A male Deroplatys lobata
Deroplatys lobata IMG_4548 copy

Male Deroplatys desiccata. ID credit: Stefan Engelhardt
Deroplatys desiccata IMG_5634 copy

Another type of dead leaf mantis, Deroplatys sp.
Dead leaf mantis, Deroplatys sp. IMG_3605 copy

Ephestiasula sp. boxer mantis
Ephestiasula sp. boxer mantis DSC_8890 copy

Ephestiasula sp. boxer mantis
Ephestiasula sp. boxer mantis DSC_8902 copy


Ephestiasula sp. boxer mantis
Ephestiasula sp. boxer mantis DSC_8987 copy

Amantis sp. nymph
Amantis sp. IMG_3372 copy

Amantis sp.
Amantis sp. IMG_3322 copy

Amantis sp., subfamily: Amelinae. No idea what was at the tip of its abomen.
Amantis sp. IMG_0788 merged copy

A mating pair of Amantis sp. mantids. More bugs porn here.
a mating pair of Amantis sp. mantids/mantises IMG_3316 merged copy

Euchomenella sp., Malaysian Long Neck Mantis/Giraffe Mantis
Euchomenella sp- Malaysian Long Neck Mantis, Giraffe Mantis IMG_7586 copy

Euchomenella sp., Malaysian Long Neck Mantis/Giraffe Mantis
Euchomenella sp., Malaysian Long Neck Mantis/Giraffe Mantis IMG_7579 copy

Another Euchomenella sp.
IMG_7026 copy giraffe mantis Euchomenella sp.

Female Aetaella sp. ID credit: Dracus
Aetaella sp.  IMG_0009 copy

Amazing Toxodera hauseri, feather mantis by my friend SideView.
Toxodera hauseri, feather mantis

Amazing Toxodera hauseri, feather mantis by my friend SideView.
Toxodera hauseri, feather mantis

Amazing Toxodera hauseri, feather mantis by my friend SideView.
Toxodera hauseri, feather mantis

Amazing Toxodera hauseri, feather mantis by my friend SideView.
Toxodera hauseri, feather mantis

Mantis nymph, Haania sp.
Moss mantis ..IMG_6957 merged copy

moss mantis IMG_6912 copy


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