Fascinating orchid praying mantis

Thuan San
By Thuan San
February 17, 2017Videosshare
Fascinating orchid praying mantis

Wow, it is a beautiful orchid!

Wrong, this is a female orchid praying mantis, with its incredible facade to attract prey.  With its pink or white petal-like legs, females are totally amazing to look at. Males on the other hand are greenish brown and about half the size, not as impressive as their other-halves.

Watch the praying mantis in action; they are beautiful but deadly.

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Beautiful, but dangerous.

5 Praying Mantis Species
Look at that dead leaf!
No, it is Phyllocrania paradoxa, also named Ghost Mantis. The ghost mantis is hard to recognize.
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The stick mantis in defense pose.
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Mantis religiosa, the European Mantis. The most commonly known species of mantis.
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The underside of the leaf mantis.
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