View Full Version : Mantis id please? :) blackish with white speckles

09/16/2017, 12:18 PM
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! :)

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

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

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

Mr. Manty
10/09/2017, 06:45 AM
I would say Chiragra, yes.

10/09/2017, 11:55 AM
Thanks :)

10/15/2017, 12:27 PM
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.

10/15/2017, 02:33 PM
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.

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