Female Heterovates pardalina praying mantis
Gavin Svenson and a team of researchers from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History (CMNH) identified and named a new tribe of horned praying mantis, Heterovatini. Pictured here is a female member of the new tribe, Heterovates pardalina.
This research was supported by the National Science Foundation (grant DEB 1216309).
To learn more, see the CMNH news story Scientists uncover re-evolution of disruptive camouflage in horned praying mantises. (Date image taken: 2013; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Oct. 9, 2019)
Credit: Rick Wherley
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