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Pick: Totally Amazing Praying Mantis Of The Day

A Rhombodera Praying Mantis // photograph by Igor Siwanowicz

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A Rhombodera Praying Mantis Picture: Igor Siwanowicz / Barcroft Media (Mutated creature inspiration).

Pink orchid praying mantis, Borneo. Incredible camouflage

Amazing camouflage of the Orchid mantis (Hymenopus coronatus) lives in Thailand and Malaysia.

Spiny Flower Mantis (Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii). This species is cannibalistic, like most species of praying mantis. It will eat anything that moves and is the correct size, also members of its own species or family members. Young nymphs (up to L4) can be kept together, but the older they are the more likely they will eat each other. This species of praying mantis has its natural range in sub-Saharan Africa.

Sunrise by Yvonne Späne.A Spiny Flower Mantis (Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii)

Giant Malaysian Shield Mantis   | 10 Surprisingly Stunning Species Of Mantis

Giant Malaysian Shield Mantis

The Praying Mantis is named for its prominent front legs, which are bent and held together at an angle that suggests the position of prayer ~ and the enhanced facial features of this photo make it look almost human.

The Praying Mantis is named for its prominent front legs, which are bent and held together at an angle that suggests the position of prayer ~ and the enhanced facial features of this photo make it look almost human. My favorite bug ever!

"Ghost mantis- cool mantis species that I used to keep they blend in so well they were hard to find on the plants I kept in their enclosure".

9 of the most absurd-looking mantis species

Praying Mantis Fact - In Spite of Female Cannibalism Makes a Lovely picture.

Preying mantis' help keep the garden pests in check, but they also enjoy eating Monarch chrysalis.....

I don't think this is an "adorable animal," but this photograph is just amazing. --Preying mantis' help keep the garden pests in check, but they also enjoy eating Monarch chrysalis.

Empusa Fasciata by lisans. "Due to its bizarre shape and the yellowish-green striped pattern of the legs, E. fasciata is well-camouflaged in vegetation, and is noticeable only when in motion." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empusa_fasciata   #Insects #Praying_Mantis

Empusa Fasciata a species of praying mantis - (female) Popularly named the Glynda!

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