Female Dead-Leaf Preying Mantis ~~~ Also part of the Guiana Shield menagerie, this female Acanthops soukana preying mantis is so perfectly camouflaged she uses sex pheromones to be located come mating season. Unable to fly, she spends her entire life suspended upside-down, waiting for prey to pass by. Males have large, leaf-like wings, which they use to follow the females’ come-hither scents
female Arizona Mantid, "Stagmomantis limbata", on lily // by Bob Jensen. This beneficial insect grows up to around 3 inches long and is found fromTexas to Southern California, north into Colorado and Utah, south into Mexico.