Gongylus gongylodes (Violin Mantis) (6th instar) 1 x nymph

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Description

Gongylus gongylodes (Violin Mantis)

Gongylus gongylodes (Violin Mantis) for sale

Gongylus gongylodes, also known as the wandering violin mantis, ornate mantis or Indian rose mantis, is an insect of the order Mantodea. Characterized by extremely slender limbs with large appendages.

It primarily feeds on flying insects. Its native range is in southern India and Sri Lanka. It can reach sizes of up to 11cm. The males of the species are capable of flight. This species are a communal species in that they live and breed in large groups without unnecessary cannibalism.

Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gongylus_gongylodes

subfamily Empusinae
tribe Empusini
genus Gongylus Thunberg, 1815

species Gongylus gongylodes Linne, 1758

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  • Ecology:
    • Terrestrial.
  • Specimen records are available.
  • Citations (29):
    • Linne. 1758. Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1:426 >> Note: Gryllus (Mantis) gongylodes Linne
    • Linne. 1764. Mus. Ludov. Ulr. 112 >> Note: gongylodes Linne
    • Linne. 1767. Syst. Nat. (ed. 2) 1(2):690 >> Note: Mantis gongylodes Linne
    • Drury. 1773. Illustr. exot. Ent. 1:129
    • Fabricius. 1775. Syst. Ent. 2:275
    • Fabricius. 1781. Spec. Ins. 1:346
    • Fabricius. 1787. Mant. Ins. 1:227
    • Olivier. 1792. Enc. Meth., Ins. 7:626
    • Fabricius. 1793. Ent. Syst. 2:17
    • Lichtenstein. 1802. Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond. 6:21
    • Lichtenstein. 1802. Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond. 6:22
    • Latreille. 1807. Gen. Crust. Ins. 3:90
    • Latreille. 1807. Gen. Crust. Ins. 3:90 >> Note: Empusa
    • Stoll. 1813. Represent. Spectres, Mantes 46
    • Stoll. 1813. Represent. Spectres, Mantes 49
    • Thunberg. 1815. Mem. Acad. Sci. St. Petersb. 5:294
    • Brulle. 1835. Hist. nat. Ins. 4:78 >> Note: Mantis
    • Burmeister. 1838. Handb. Ent., Burm. 2:545 >> Note: Empusa (Gongylus)
    • Serville. 1839. Hist. Ins. Orth. 141
    • Duncan. 1840. Intr. Entomol., Duncan 235 >> Note: Empusa
    • Saussure. 1871. Mem. Soc. Hist. nat. Geneve 21:333
    • Wood-Mason. 1878. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1878:53
    • Sharp. 1895. Cambridge nat. Hist. Ins. 1:254-256
    • Bolivar. 1897. Ann. Soc. Ent. France 66:340
    • Kirby. 1904. Syn. Cat. Orth. 1:311
    • Beier. 1934. Genera Insect. 197:6
    • Beier. 1934. Genera Insectorum 197:6 >> Note: Synonym of gongylodes
    • Beier. 1956. Verh. naturf. Ges. Basel 67(1):33- >> Note: in Sri Lanka
    • Ehrmann. 2002. Mantodea der Welt 158
  • Type specimen information:
    • Type locality:
    • Kind of type:  unspecified primary type

 

Taxonomical Reference: http://mantodea.speciesfile.org/Common/basic/Taxa.aspx?TaxonNameID=1182358

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