Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Creature Feature #241: Flower Mantis

The beautiful Flower Mantis use aggressive mimicry as his hunting technique. Delicately coloured, he lurks near flowers of similar colour and waits for flies to flutter by. This fellow, the Devils Flower Mantis, is one of the largest species with males measuring 10 cm in length. If threatened, he will rise up in a deimatic display, exposing the brightly-colorued underside of his legs and opening his wings to appear larger and more threatening.

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