Rhombodera basalis

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Rhombodera basalis
Giant Shield Mantis (Rhombodera basalis) (8674968117).jpg
Adult male from Kuala Tahan, Pahang, Malaysia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Mantodea
Family: Mantidae
Subfamily: Mantinae
Genus: Rhombodera
Species: Rhombodera basalis
de Haan, 1842

Rhombodera basalis is a species of praying mantis of the genus Rhombodera. Its commons name is the giant Asian shield mantis. This insect has been known to grow up 120mm in captivity.[1]


R. basalis is found in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Borneo.

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  1. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20081102063107/http://insects.tamu.edu/research/collection/hallan/Arthropoda/Insects/Mantodea/Family/Mantidae.txt. Archived from the original on November 2, 2008. Retrieved March 23, 2009. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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