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Blepharopsis mendica

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Mantodea
Genus  Blepharopsis
Higher classification  Blepharopsis
Phylum  Arthropoda
Family  Empusidae
Scientific name  Blepharopsis mendica
Rank  Species
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Similar  Blepharopsis, Mantis, Insect, Idolomantis diabolica, Gongylus

Blepharopsis mendica thistle mantis or devils flower mantis


Blepharopsis mendica is a species of praying mantis found in North Africa, parts of the Mediterranean, Middle East and southern Asia, and on the Canary Islands. devil's flower mantis, Egyptian flower mantis, thistle mantis, and Arab mantis are among its common names.

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Blepharopsis mendica Thistle Mantis Blepharopsis mendica Keeping Insects

In deimatic display, the adult rotates its head and thorax to one side, displaying the bright colours on the insides of its forelegs and the undersides of its hindwings, and holds its wings slightly spread behind the body, making it seem large and threatening.

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Devil s flower mantis blepharopsis mendica


Range

Blepharopsis mendica Thistle Mantis Blepharopsis mendica Keeping Insects

Afghanistan, Egypt, Algeria, Ethiopia, India, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Canary Islands, Libya, Libanon, Morocco, Mauritania, Niger, Oman, Pakistan, Somalia, Sudan, Tschad, Tunisia, Turkey, Cyprus.

Subspecies

  • Blepharopsis mendica mendica (Fabricius, 1775)
  • Blepharopsis mendcia nuda (Giglio-Tos, 1917) Ethiopia, Arabia, Yemen, Israel, Palestine, Somalia; Afghanistan?

  • Blepharopsis mendica Blepharopsis

    References

    Blepharopsis mendica Wikipedia


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