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Indian Flower Mantis aka mantis

Hymenopus coronatus


Flower mantises are those species of praying mantis that mimic flowers.[1] Their coloration is an example of aggressive mimicry, a form of camouflage in which a predator's colours and patterns lure prey.[2] Most species of flower mantis are in the family Hymenopodidae. Their behaviour varies, but typically involves climbing a plant until they reach a suitable flower, and then staying still until a prey insect comes within range. Many of these mantises have deimatic displays to startle or put off potential predators.

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1 Comment

Pyper Rogers
Pyper Rogers 5 years ago

beautiful creature just lovely

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Telangana, India

Spotted on Sep 14, 2015
Submitted on Oct 9, 2015

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