15 Incredible Flower Praying Mantis Pictures



Image: Matt Norton

Flower mantises are species of praying mantis that mimic the appearance of the flowers that they live – and hide – among. Their legs, wings and other body parts often look like petals or foliage, and in general their coloring tends to blend in with that of the flora they inhabit. We have 15 amazing images of these spectacularly disguised insects for you to enjoy.


Image: Luc Viatour

7. Orchid mantis (Hymenopus coronatus)

The gorgeous orchid mantis makes its home in the rainforests of Sumatra, Indonesia and Malaysia. It mimics the flowers of orchids and frangipani trees found there, with its four walking legs looking remarkably like flower petals.

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