24 March 2018

Common Ground Mantis – Jebal Hamrah

Common Ground Mantis Eremiaphila braueri is a small species of mantis that has adapted for desert life in the harsh middle eastern deserts. It like other members of its genus is a light brown color with a short thorax and abdomen. When stationary it looks like a small stone. It inhabits the arid deserts of the Middle East, scurrying amongst sand and stone. The desert mantis is able to camouflage so well into its habitat that it’s almost impossible to spot, even when it’s right in front of you.
Common Ground Mantis