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Interesting Photo of the Day: The Orchid Mantis

Today’s interesting photo shows us a beautiful insect predator from the rainforests of Southeast Asia: the orchid mantis. With petal-shaped limbs and coloration mimicking that of a pretty flower, the mantis finds a suitable bloom in which to camouflage itself, then lies in wait for its prey:

The orchid mantis camouflages itself as a beautiful flower (Via Imgur, Click to See Full Size)

In this video, you can see an example of the orchid mantis’ deadly strike on an unsuspecting bush cricket. Would you have seen that coming?

[via PictureCorrect Photography Tips]

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