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

American Insects site