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  Ground Mantis (Bolbe pygmaea)





Ground Mantis | Bolbe pygmaea photo
Ground Mantis

Image by Benjamin jacob - License: Public Domain.    (view image details)



GROUND MANTIS FACTS

Identification
Bolbe is a genus of praying mantises known by the common name Ground Mantis. Bolbe pygmaea is the smallest praying mantis species in the world. The mantis is brown with fairly straight body having the thorax and abdomen of similar width.

Size
length 10mm

Food
small insects and other small invertebrates



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Mantodea
Family:Mantidae
Genus:Bolbe
Species:pygmaea
Common Name:Ground Mantis