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Orchid mantis (Hymenopus coronatus) lives in Thailand and Malaysia.

Orchid mantis (Hymenopus coronatus) lives in Thailand and Malaysia.

Look closely, they're incredible. Empusas by © Carlos Barriuso

Look closely, they're incredible. Empusas by © Carlos Barriuso

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mantis and baby by Mehmet Karaca

mantis and baby by Mehmet Karaca

Idolomantis diabolica aka Devil’s Flower Mantis or Giant Devil’s Flower Mantis | The Dancing Rest http://thedancingrest.com/2015/03/11/idolomantis-diabolica-aka-devils-flower-mantis-or-giant-devils-flower-mantis/

Idolomantis diabolica aka Devil’s Flower Mantis or Giant Devil’s Flower Mantis | The Dancing Rest http://thedancingrest.com/2015/03/11/idolomantis-diabolica-aka-devils-flower-mantis-or-giant-devils-flower-mantis/

Spiny Flower Mantis (pseudocreobotra wahlbergii) ~ Click on through the large…

Spiny Flower Mantis (pseudocreobotra wahlbergii) ~ Click on through the large…

Giant Devil's Flower Mantis...the variation of them is STUNNING!

Giant Devil's Flower Mantis...the variation of them is STUNNING!

Empusa by Carlos Barriuso

Empusa by Carlos Barriuso

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IMG_9711: Photo by Photographer Igor Siwanowicz

IMG_9711: Photo by Photographer Igor Siwanowicz

Malaysian orchid mantis:  The orchid mantis is a pretty little species, with legs like petals and soft pink coloration. This insect hails from the Asian rain forest, where it hides in the orchids or among the trees, turning brown if the environment calls for it. Pretty though it may be, the main function for this mantis's looks is to lure in prey.

9 of the most absurd-looking mantis species

Malaysian orchid mantis: The orchid mantis is a pretty little species, with legs like petals and soft pink coloration. This insect hails from the Asian rain forest, where it hides in the orchids or among the trees, turning brown if the environment calls for it. Pretty though it may be, the main function for this mantis's looks is to lure in prey.

Nice to meet you - Mantis

Nice to meet you - Mantis

flower mantis - Google Search

flower mantis - Google Search

Spiny Flower Mantis

Spiny Flower Mantis

A giant devil's flower mantis

A giant devil's flower mantis

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