Category: insect

“Spooked” Sphodromantis gastrica (African Mantis) adult female got scared after I told her it was Friday the 13th.

“♀&♂” Popa spurca (African twig mantis) L4 nymphs. Checking out the differences of the sexes at this young age.
#popaspurca #africantwigmantis #stickmantis #prayingmantis #mantodea #mantis #gottesanbeterin #mantiden #mante #insects #insekten #insectos #insekten #arthropoda #nature #wildlife #animals #insect #invert #critters #science #entomology #exotic #pets #aliens #photography #mantismonarch #sticc #popa #camouflage
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Idolomantis diabolica (devil’s flower mantis) adult pairing.

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“Glamorous” Idolomantis diabolica (devil’s flower mantis) L2 nymph’s beauty shot. #idolomantisdiabolica #idolo #devilsflowermantis #mantis #prayingmantis #mantodea #mantis #nature #wildlife #animals #insect #exotic #pets #aliens #mantismonarch #adorable
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Phyllocrania paradoxa (ghost mantis) pre-sub female nymph in sunset orange. #phyllocraniaparadoxa #deadleafmantis #ghostmantis #ghost #prayingmantis #mantodea #mantis #entomology #nature #insect #animals #wildlife #alien #MantisMonarch
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“He really sticks out” Popa spurca (African twig mantis) L4 nymph trying not to get noticed. #popaspurca #africantwigmantis #stickmantis #prayingmantis #mantodea #mantis #nature #wildlife #animals #insect #invert #insects_of_our_world #bugs #science #entomology #exotic #pets #aliens #photography #mantismonarch #sticc #popa #camouflage
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My coworker found this lovely blue bee near her home in Fort Myers, FL!

“You aren’t scaring anyone” Idolomantis diabolica (devil’s flower mantis) L2 nymph trying to scare me off. I had not realized they do this from such a young age. Who knew they were proficient at praying mantis kung fu? 😅 #idolomantisdiabolica #idolo #devilsflowermantis #mantis #invertebrates #prayingmantis #mantodea #mantis #nature #wildlife #animals #insect #bugs #science #entomology #exotic #pets #unusualpets #aliens #funny #adorable #photography #mantismonarch #threatdisplay #kungfu
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“Monday Meditation” Popa spurca (African twig mantis) L3 nymph. When things get stressful, try meditation. #popaspurca #africantwigmantis #stickmantis #prayingmantis #mantodea #mantis #nature #wildlife #animals #insect #bugs #science #entomology #exotic #pets #aliens #photography #mantismonarch #sticc #popa #mantismonday
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hey do you maybe know what kind of wasp that is? it was seen in central Europe and it was absolutely huge

Just got this submission! Anyone able to identify this lovely insect?