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Glassy-eyed... 'Praying mantis', photo by Official San Diego Zoo, via Flickr (15/02/2005).
fabulous mantis - The English common name for any species in the order is "praying mantis", because of the typical "prayer-like" posture with folded fore-limbs, although the eggcorn "preying mantis" is sometimes used in reference to their predatory habits. In Europe and other regions, the name "praying mantis" refers to only a single species, Mantis religiosa
Teufelsblume Idolomantis diabolica, commonly known as the Devil's Flower Mantis or Giant Devil's Flower Mantis, is one of the largest species of praying mantis, if not the largest that mimic flowers. It is the only species classified under the genus Idolomantis. Its threat display is magnificently colored, with red, white, blue, purple and black.
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