New praying mantis Liturgusa fossetti

These illustrations show the male and female of a new species of praying mantis, Liturgusa fossetti, named for the late James Stephen Fossett for his dedication to exploration. Gavin Svenson of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History discovered 19 new species of bark mantis after visiting rain forests and museum collections.

( Illustration by Joshua Maxwell / Gavin Svenson / Cleveland Museum of Natural History / March 18, 2014 )

These illustrations show the male and female of a new species of praying mantis, Liturgusa fossetti, named for the late James Stephen Fossett for his dedication to exploration. Gavin Svenson of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History discovered 19 new species of bark mantis after visiting rain forests and museum collections.

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