A larva of a so-called Orchid or flowermantis(Hymenopus coronatus).These kind of praying mantids sit and wait ,well-camouflaged ,on flowers for prey attracted by the nectar.They can change color from white to bright pink/red.


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  • Julie  White
    Julie Whitealmost 2 years ago

    Superbly captured jimmy.

  • Thanks a lot,Julie.:)

    – jimmy hoffman

  • LindaR
    LindaRalmost 2 years ago

    O M G ~ wow, if I hadn’t seen your title, I would have missed this mantis ~ amazing!! xx

  • Thanks!Yes,the camouflage of this insect is amazing.

    – jimmy hoffman

  • Yool
    Yoolover 1 year ago

  • Thanks.I appreciate it.:)

    – jimmy hoffman

  • MotherNature
    MotherNatureover 1 year ago

    What an amazing find! I wouldn’t have even seen it!!! Congratulations on your feature in Bugs and Animals on Flowers in Macro – FAVE:>)

  • Thanks for your nice comment.:)

    – jimmy hoffman

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