Acontista sp.

Praying Mantis

Praying mantis nymph photo from Brazil, Acontista sp.

Family: Acanthopidae

Subfamily: Acontistinae

Tribe: Acontistini


Photo notes: This late instar nymph has the basic adult shape, but lacks developed wings. The photos were taken in Novo Airão, Amazonas, Brazil.

A photo of an ant-like, earlier instar nymph of Acontista sp. is also on this site.

Determined by Julio Rivera, Royal Ontario Museum.

Acontista sp., mantis nymph of a late instar, Brazil

American Insects site