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Let's Dance! That’s dance. © Hasan Baglar, Cyprus – 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist, Cyprus , Open Category, Nature & Wildlife Subcategory.

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"I challenge you to a stick fight! Empusa Fasciata, a praying mantis species.

Spiny Flower Mantis

Spiny Flower Mantis (Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii) By Yvonne Spane This is such a great picture!

The orchid mantis is a pretty little species, with legs like petals and soft pink coloration. This insect hails from the Asian rain forest, where it hides in the orchids or among the trees, turning brown if the environment calls for it. Pretty though it may be, the main function for this mantis's looks is to lure in prey. Photo: Roger Meerts/Shutterstock

The Malaysian orchid mantis is a pretty little species, with legs like petals and soft pink coloration. It hails from the Asian rain forest, where it hides in the orchids or among the trees, turning brown if the environment calls for it.

Sacrifice

Idolomantis diabolica aka Devil’s Flower Mantis or Giant Devil’s Flower Mantis

Flower preying mantis

Sunrise by Yvonne Späne.A Spiny Flower Mantis (Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii)

A mantis on a flower. Mantises seem to be a favorite of photographers...they are strangely varied and beautiful...(the mantises not the photographers) ( well, maybe the photographers, too.)

Praying Mantis- a protected species and a very valuable insect for gardeners. A mantis will eat more pests than any other predator insect.

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wk 18 Nature never fails to amaze me. A stick insect, known as the Mossy Walking-stick (Trychopeplus laciniatus).

Cobra Caterpillar

This incredible caterpillar, photographed in Panama, seems to be acting like a miniature cobra snake. Don't miss a supremely fascinating Spotting of the Week chosen by our Project Noah Rangers! Spotted by Juan Di Trani:

Though female mantids have been observed eating their male counterparts during mating, this most commonly occurs in a laboratory setting. In the wild the female mantis eats her mate only 30% of the time.

Though female mantids have been observed eating their male counterparts during mating, this most commonly occurs in a laboratory setting. In the wild the female mantis eats her mate only of the time.

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