Giant rainforest mantis (Hierodula majuscula) at the Wellington Zoo.
Giant rainforest mantid (Hierodula majuscula) at the Wellington Zoo.
A New Zealand mantis (Orthodera novaezealandiae) at the Auckland Zoo.
A springbok mantis (Miomantis caffra) at the Auckland Zoo.
A praying mantis (Mantis religiosa) at the Houston Zoo.
A praying mantis (Epitenodera capitata), collected in Gorongosa National Park.
Giant dead leaf mantis (Deroplatys desiccata) at the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium in New Orleans.
Devil’s flower mantis (Idolomantis diabolica) at the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo.
Malaysian dead leaf mantis (Deroplatys lobata) at the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo.
A praying mantis (tenodera aridifolia sinensis) photographed in a studio in Lincoln, NE.
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