Small Brown Praying Mantis

This Small Brown Praying Mantis from Pakistan was finally identified as Unicorn Boxer Mantis (Hestiasula brunneriana) by a user of What's that Bug? While in rest it grasping front legs and abdomen are attached with thorax in such a way that it looks like an oval.


Small Brown Praying Mantis

11 comments:

Philip said...

Sorry Birdy I cannot help with it's name but these photos are excellent Macros I love the last one :)

Monique et Daniel said...

Superbes insectes,
jamais rencontrés...
superbes photos et commentaires
merci

joshi daniel said...

cool! what a shape it has ;)

birdy said...

Thanks Philip for the compliment. It's highly appreciated.

Merci beaucoup Monique et Daniel pour votre visite et d'appréciation.

Thanks joshi daniel for taking time to comment on my blog.

Zane said...

A most interesting mantis - I have seen a wood / brown variant before, but nowhere near as interesting as this specimen - excellent - those eyes are unique!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

It look like a baby bark mantis of some kind Birdy. When they are small like this, they are very hard to identify and it still has to moult a few times. Brilliant shots of it though.

birdy said...

Thanks Zane! There's no end to the possibilities in this world. There's would be thousands of wonderful species of different creatures which we have to explore.

birdy said...

Thanks Joan for the clue. Your help is much appreciated. Now I would probably find out the way.

Anna said...

I cannot tell what it is, but tell you this is some interesting creature. Hey may be its not in the books yet, would you love if it was your discover, lol. Excellent photos Birdy. Anna :)

kanak7 said...

I have never seen anything like this! It's unique!

birdy said...

Thanks Anna for the feedback. Bug identification is really a tough job. I submitted some insects for identification in different forums, but the experts on those forum failed to identify them. I love and enjoy discovering (introducing myself) and photographing different creatures.

Thanks Kanak for the comment. I also saw this praying mantis for the first time in my life.