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Bugs Do Battle: Creepy Crawlies Up Close (PICTURES)

A Polish photographer has spent hours capturing head-to-head insect battles. Igor Siwanowicz's shots of all-male battling insect include stag beetles, nymphs, caterpillars, a predatory stink bug a
  • Artsy Phartsie

    photo, bug, insect, praying mantis

  • Warren Hershberger

    Animals are not things. When you think of them as things it removes the obligation to be compassionate. Even tiny insects are not "things". A parent who allows their kid to kill bugs... well it is too bad in my opinion.

  • TheWisenedCrone La Scuola

    Hymenopus coronatus image | ... hymenopus coronatus tags animal blue orchid mantis hymenopus coronatus

  • Kathy Stevenson

    praying mantis - such beautiful colors!

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praying mantis... My husband is deathly terrified of these! He says, "they are the devil"... lol

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What i think our good ol' buddy P. Mantis looks like now.... ;-)