Sunday, February 5, 2012

Stick Mantis (Archimantis latistyla)


This photo was taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. Stick Mantis (Archimantis latistyla) is from the family of Mantidae under genus Archimantis. Just like many other mantis, this mantis is looking for food by disguising it self to its surrounding. This mantis has brown color, short wing and size about 100mm.

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Superorder:Dictyoptera
Order:Mantodea
Family:Mantidae
Genus:Archimantis
Species:A. latistyla (Serville, 1838)

Reference:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archimantis_latistyla

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