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An Orchid Mantis. Next to the butterfly, possibly the most beautiful insect I have ever seen. Thank you Lord. :)

An Orchid Mantis. Next to the butterfly, possibly the most beautiful insect I have ever seen. Thank you Lord. :)

pink orchid mantis Nature makes me happy and I love things unique. This is not a…

pink orchid mantis Nature makes me happy and I love things unique. This is not a…

Hymenopus coronatus (known as orchid mantis) is from Malaysia, Indonesian & Sumatran rain forests.

Hymenopus coronatus (known as orchid mantis) is from Malaysia, Indonesian & Sumatran rain forests.

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

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

Facts about the Malaysian Orchid Mantis    The orchid mantis is a praying mantis, which has got its name because it resembles the flower of an orchid with its four walking legs resembling flower petals. Most are white, but there is also a pink to purplish color morph.

Facts about the Malaysian Orchid Mantis The orchid mantis is a praying mantis, which has got its name because it resembles the flower of an orchid with its four walking legs resembling flower petals. Most are white, but there is also a pink to purplish color morph.

The Idolomantis Diabolica is sometimes known as the "King of all mantids" for the obvious reason: it's beauty, size and rarity, is one of the largest species of praying mantis that mimic flowers. (Photo by: Scott Thompson)

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The Idolomantis Diabolica is sometimes known as the "King of all mantids" for the obvious reason: it's beauty, size and rarity, is one of the largest species of praying mantis that mimic flowers. (Photo by: Scott Thompson)

Orchid mantis - Hymenopus coronatus...which is the mantis and which is the flower!?...it's all mantis!

Orchid mantis - Hymenopus coronatus...which is the mantis and which is the flower!?...it's all mantis!

orchid mantis - Is this a flower or insect? not sure which file to put this under.  Ha Ha!

orchid mantis - Is this a flower or insect? not sure which file to put this under. Ha Ha!

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