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A female Empusa fasciata mantis (I don't know if there is a common name available for her species), spotted near Kypseli village, Epirus region, Greece... She was standing on the branch of that clematis vine, near her fresh ootheca, and she seemed pretty upset, having me around :) Anyway, I just snapped the pics and leaved her alone with her eggs...Isn't she adorable?
The genus name Empusa means a "demonic creature, that enters the nightmares of people"...
Spotted on Jul 22, 2013
Submitted on Jul 27, 2013
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