Spore Mantis

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Spore Mantis
A Spore Mantis in Kong: Skull Island
Alternate names Walking Wood, Giant Stickbug
Species Phasmid Sylas[1]
Height Up to 50 feet[1]
Played by CGI
First appearance Kong: Skull Island

The Spore Mantis is a giant parasitic insect kaiju that appears in the 2017 Legendary Pictures film Kong: Skull Island.


Both the body and limbs of the Spore Mantis resemble fallen trees. In fact, bark is a part of the species' epidermis. Beneath this deceptive layer lies a parasitic slug with powerful jaws able to crush bone.[1]



Kong: Skull Island

While attempting to contact the other members of his team, Jack Chapman sat down on a fallen log, which suddenly began to move. Chapman fell off the log, which revealed itself as a Spore Mantis. Chapman scrambled to recover his machine gun and fired it at the creature, damaging its wood-like armour. After calling out several times, the Spore Mantis turned and walked away. Confused, Chapman turned around, only to be confronted by a Skullcrawler, which promptly killed and ate him.



With its tree-like body, the Spore Mantis can blend in with surrounding forests.


Kong and Me

A Spore Mantis walked behind Jia as she played hide-and-seek with Kong. She described them as "logs with legs."


Main article: Spore Mantis/Gallery.


This is a list of references for Spore Mantis. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 KSI MYTHOLOGY SPORE MANTIS V2.jpg


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