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Stick mantid

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Praying mantis are a group of predatory insects well known for their camouflage. This species is very twig like and would be very difficult to spot in amongst the branches. Luckily for me it was out sunning itself on a rock.

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Atul 9 years ago

superb spotting!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

This is plant mimic Stick mantis.

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Wonderful spotting.

MaryEvans2 9 years ago

Interesting pose :) nice spotting and great photo.

Aaron_G 9 years ago

Interesting. It's acting like a stick insect does upon being discovered - it acts twig-like. Very cool!

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Emnambithi-Ladysmith Local Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Spotted on Nov 28, 2011
Submitted on Feb 14, 2012

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