Thursday, June 29, 2017

Unicorn in the canyon

On a recent outing in the canyon, Bill captured this mantis. He writes:

[The] Arizona Unicorn Mantis (Pseudovates arizonae) was my most interesting creature. I have never seen one before. It was identified thanks to Margarethe Brummermann. The wings look like a leaf folded around the abdomen, providing great camouflage. This one may be a male. The males have longer antennae and the wings extend past the end of the abdomen (That looks like the case here).

Photo by Bill Kaufman  6/10/2017

Thanks, Bill (and Margarethe)!

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