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Orchid mantis

Hymenopus coronatus

Notes:

Known by a variety of common names including Malaysian orchid mantis, Malaysian orchid praying mantis, and orchid mantis



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41 Comments (1–25)

venusflytrap2000
venusflytrap2000 3 years ago

can't believe i missed this!

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 4 years ago

You can add this amazing mantis to "Organisms of Java" mission, http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1268...

Elsa
Elsa 4 years ago

So cool. Love the camouflage..

travellingchez
travellingchez 4 years ago

What a great series. Would you consider adding this to Arthropods of Indonesia mission http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1773...

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 4 years ago

very cool!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 4 years ago

Awesome spotting:...

KarenL
KarenL 5 years ago

Congratulations Ian, this awesome spotting is featured in the Project Noah today, which is on "Masters of Disguise"! http://blog.projectnoah.org/post/2990181...

harsuame
harsuame 5 years ago

Fanatismo que hermosura

Wow I have never seen anything quite like this. You sir, are one lucky person! : )

Ceci
Ceci 5 years ago

Beautiful mantis, it seems so delicate...ballerina like; I can picture it dancing in "Fantasía" =)

raulalsc
raulalsc 5 years ago

WoW really amazing !! I didn´t know that this type of mantis could exist !!

Bong Ambutong
Bong Ambutong 5 years ago

Congratulation...

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 5 years ago

Its True learning lesson for me... Great creature..!!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 5 years ago

Congratulations! amazing!

Dangermouse
Dangermouse 5 years ago

Congrats on the SotD! This is a seriously amazing organism, fantastic photos!

KarenL
KarenL 5 years ago

Congratulations!

Atul
Atul 5 years ago

congrats!!

LyzzHiggins
LyzzHiggins 5 years ago

Gorgeous!

EriolSyaoran
EriolSyaoran 5 years ago

Wonderful!

KatCuff
KatCuff 5 years ago

What an awesome creature!

JulianaVictorino
JulianaVictorino 5 years ago

amazing!

NelsonMena
NelsonMena 5 years ago

wicked

peter
peter 5 years ago

Wow, what an amazing series. Congrats on being chosen as Spotting of the Day!

"A master of disguise, the rare Orchid Mantis has developed a pretty clever adaptation. Its legs are made to resemble the pedals of a luxurious and striking white orchid."

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RcClement
RcClement 5 years ago

the mantis blends so well with the enviro... nice!

KarenL
KarenL 5 years ago

Wonderful spot!

Jawa Barat, Indonesia

Lat: -6.98, Long: 108.48

Spotted on Sep 5, 2011
Submitted on Dec 22, 2011

Spotted for mission

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