Sibylla pretiosa (Cryptic Mantis)

The cryptic mantis (Sibylla pretiosa) is found in parts of southern Africa. This ornamented species has a long and thin prothorax, with projections on the head, prothorax and four femurs.They have unusual leaf-like femoral projections near the joints of their four walking legs. Adults are distinguished by their leaf-like wings, generally the only green portion of the mantis’s otherwise brown and mottled exoskeleton. Adult females generally reach 5–6cm in length while the males are generally about 1cm smaller.

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