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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.
mantis, praying mantis, hymenopus coronatus, orchid mantis, flower mantis, larva, jimmy hoffman
Thanks for viewing my pictures and taking the time to comment.Much appreciated!
I’m a dutch artist and nature-photographer(especially macro)currently based in N-Spain.
Superbly captured jimmy.
Thanks a lot,Julie.:)
– jimmy hoffman
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.
Thanks.I appreciate it.:)
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.:)
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