Purple Praying Mantis

Ta da!

Clever praying mantis disguised as an orchid

Igor Siwanowicz When the praying mantis (Rhombodera basalis) feels threatened, she transforms herself into a dancing alien. This species, native to Malaysia, grows to be as much as 10 centimeters. When the mantis goes into her famous praying pose, she's not paying tribute to a higher authority, but getting ready to spring on its prey.

An amazing insect with a human face. A sap-sucking pentatomid bug. Photo by Darlyne-A-Murawski.

Young orchid mantis


rare pink peacock - love the jewel tones with the fuschia and purple and green (even if this is photo shopped I liked it)

Hide'n'seek with a Blue eyed Damselfly

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.




bug on bug ~ !!!spectacular photo!!!


because they can be found on flowers

Mantis - Insect predator

Amazing Insects! - Igor Siwanowicz