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Creobroter gemmatus, common name Jeweled Flower Mantis or Indian Flower Mantis, is a species of praying mantis native to Asia. Males grow to about 1.5 inches (3.8 cm) and females are slightly larger. They prefer a humid environment and live about nine months in captivity. Females can be cannibalistic but males are fairly communal.  They moult 8 times to become an adult and can take between 2 and 5 months to mature depending on food and temperature.

- EX by thienbs Creobroter gemmatus, common name Jeweled Flower Mantis or Indian Flower Mantis - (Cool! Happy faces on wings?

Madagasgar moon moth. Adults cannot feed, live only a few days...but what glory

Comet moth, Argema mittrei, one of the most beautiful moths in the world. The Comet moth or Madagascan Moon Moth, is named after its long red 'tails'.

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And were looking for alien life on distant planets! Spiny Flower Mantis (Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii) perhaps? I think so anyway. So damn cool!

what a fairy princess stick insect!

Most phasmids are females, and if a male mate is not readily available , the females have the ability to produce clones, an animal phenomenon called parthenogenesis.

The orchid mantis is a pretty little species, with legs like petals and soft pink coloration. This insect hails from the Asian rain forest, where it hides in the orchids or among the trees, turning brown if the environment calls for it. Pretty though it may be, the main function for this mantis's looks is to lure in prey. Photo: Roger Meerts/Shutterstock

9 of the most absurd-looking mantis species

The Malaysian orchid mantis is a pretty little species, with legs like petals and soft pink coloration. It hails from the Asian rain forest, where it hides in the orchids or among the trees, turning brown if the environment calls for it.

This is called the Gooty Sapphire Ornamental Tree Spider (Poecilotheria metallica) and even its name is all fancy. They're insanely rare, too, only being found in a single location which is severely fragmented. The extent of occurrence is less than 100 km2. Habitat: Southeastern India and Sri Lanka Status: Critically Endangered

This is called the Gooty Sapphire Ornamental Tree Spider (Poecilotheria metallica), found in a single location which is severely fragmented. The extent of occurrence is less than 100 Habitat: Southeastern India and Sri Lanka Status: Critically Endangered

Phyllocrania paradoxa, also known as the Ghost mantis, is the sole member of its genus and resides in Africa. It is one of the smallest mantis species, usually less than 2 inches long.

✿ Phyllocrania Paradoxa ~ also known as the Ghost Mantis, is the sole member of its genus and resides in Africa. It is one of the smallest mantis species, usually less than 2 inches long. This is easily the most badass creature I’ve ever seen.

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Children’s stick insect, Tropidoderus childrenii, is a species of stick insect found in Australia. Children’s stick insect being about 110 millimetres in) long can be quite gracious but when they reproduce they can reach plague proportions and.

This is the incredible snapshot that appears to show an praying mantis riding off into the sunset on a bicycle

A praying mantis appears to be pedaling a bicycle in this amusing photo taken by amateur photographer, Eco Suparman, a university student from Borneo, Indonesia. He came across the mantis on a fern in a cemetery in the Ambawang River Village.

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