Musonia sp.

Thespid Mantis


Musonia sp., Praying Mantis (Thespid Mantis), image from Colombia

 

 

 

 

Family: Thespidae

Subfamily: Thespinae

Tribe: Parathespini

 

Musonia contains eight species, all of them Neotropical.

Photo location: Just outside Tayrona National Park, Magdalena department, Colombia. This male insect is consistent with M. surinama, a common species of northern South America, but ID is not possible without genitalic examination.

Determined by Julio Rivera, Royal Ontario Museum.

 



Thespid Mantis, Musonia sp., Colombia photo


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