Mantis?!? Insect ID required.

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Mantis?!? Insect ID required.

Post by cheshirepalms » Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:19 pm

Found this little fella in the greenhouse, it looks very much like a mantis but much smaller, could be a baby one? Don't even know if you can get these in England, never seen it before whatever it is.


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Post by allangreenbean » Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:21 pm

Grow a jungle and what did you expect to happen :lol:

Don't panic as long as you stay inside you'll be safe, just wait it out till winter.


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Post by flounder » Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:25 pm

Some sort of cricket?

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Post by Conifers » Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:35 pm

Any pics from the other side of the glass?


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Post by billdango » Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:34 pm

It looks like an asassin bug of some sort? Genus,Hemiptera.

But the picture is not that clear so I can,t be sure.

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PS there are no native Mantis species in the UK but a few are found in southern Europe.
Possibly Mantis religosa may turn up as a vagrant on the south coast.

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Re: Mantis?!? Insect ID required.

Post by Alexander » Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:29 am

In the south of Belgium you can find Mantis religiosa but its very rare there on chalkgrasslands.


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