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Mantid / praying mantis / preying mantis


these insect belongs to Order Mantodea. they are widely known for their preying ability. their femur and tibia which have spines can cause considerable pain. also, they have the ability to blend in to their natural habitat. they are closely linked to Order phasmatodea

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ForestDragon 4 years ago

This would be a nice addition to the Marvelous Mantids of the World misson:

david.marapao5 4 years ago

thank you :)

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 4 years ago

Good spotting, David. Nice clear photo too.

Bukidnon, Philippines

Lat: 7.76, Long: 125.00

Spotted on Sep 26, 2013
Submitted on Mar 5, 2014

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