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Strange insect I've found

Post by Azedenkae » Wed Jun 20, 2007 2:44 pm

Ok so I visited my home country (Vietnam), and one day, in my house I found an insect in my room. So I took pictures of it and threw it out into my garden again. Since I forgot my wires, I can't connect my phone to my comp, so I'll give a description of it and hopefully post the picture soon. Basically, I am wondering if you guys can identify the insect.

Basically, the closest family I've found to it is the Mantis, but not that close. For one, the shape is different, or at least a bit. The 2 front legs are like the hind legs of this crab (Click here) but shorter and more closer-spaced. The two hind pair of legs are sort of normal-ish I guess. It has a pair of antennae and a tail like the silverfish, but its 2 instead of 3 forked.

It's eyes are big, kind of Mantis-like, but its body is light brownish, its body or thorax I'm not sure seems to be see-through-ish, and have blackish stripes.

I can't remember any thing else because I threw it out too quickly because my family was scared, so... yeah.

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Post by sachin » Wed Jun 20, 2007 3:46 pm

was it looking like mantis and wings like mosquito?

if yes then it may be "mantispa".

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Post by February Beetle » Wed Jun 20, 2007 4:48 pm

Wow, those mantispas look pretty neat!
I was going to sugest this website for you: http://www.whatsthatbug.com/. my favorite websites.

Man! I am going to go find out more about these Mantispas now!
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Post by david23 » Wed Jun 20, 2007 10:31 pm

woah is that the same as a mantis, can it do the same fighting stuff.

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Post by Azedenkae » Thu Jun 21, 2007 12:07 pm

Nice find, but it does not ave any wings. But thanks for your inputs anyways ^^

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Post by sachin » Fri Jun 22, 2007 6:43 am

Azedenkae wrote:Nice find, but it does not ave any wings. But thanks for your inputs anyways ^^


Hmm.. :!: wingless... then chance is that it is a juvenile (nymph) of mantis... :o
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