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Contribution to the Mantis Gallery

Contribution to the Mantis Gallery
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Copyright: Siavash Taravati (aisvash) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 10 W: 0 N: 22] (158)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-22
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/11, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dull but extraordinary invertebrates [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-10 2:46
Viewed: 4838
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Family: Eremiaphilidae
Scientific name: Eremiaphila persica

This is a species that you wouldn't see it much anywhere and they differ greatly from other Mantodea.

This family has only two genera: Eremiaphila and Heteronutarsus.

Eremiaphila species live in warm places and are thermophilous. The are increadibly
cryptic and in contrast to other Mantodea they don't climb the vegetations.

Some people rear the african species of this genus in the terrariums. They are fast runners. They can
tolerate very hight temperatures. When I wanted to take this picture, I had to lie on
the ground but the soil was so hot that I couldn't put my elbow more than few seconds on
it. Nevertheless, this is a favourable temperature for them.

Best Wishes,

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Hi Siavash, I've learned something new today from your post. This is a great shot of this mantis. It is so unlike any that I have seen before. Your capture is very good with very good detail. Your efforts paid off.

Thanks, John

Hi dear Siavash ,
very nice macro with good composition.
light is good.

Hi Siavash,
Thanks for presenting a different mantis! with high camouflage.
Good capture ,TFS

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