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October 9, 2019

Male Heterovates pardalina

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 male member of the new tribe, Heterovates pardalina.

This research was supported by the National Science Foundation (grant DEB 12-16309).

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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