Today’s interesting photo shows us a beautiful insect predator from the rainforests of Southeast Asia: the orchid mantis. With petal-shaped limbs and coloration mimicking that of a pretty flower, the mantis finds a suitable bloom in which to camouflage itself, then lies in wait for its prey:
In this video, you can see an example of the orchid mantis’ deadly strike on an unsuspecting bush cricket. Would you have seen that coming?
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