Category: insects

“Hewwo” Hymenopus coronatus (Orchid mantis) L4 Nymph looks up at me curiously. #hierodulavenosa #hierodula #redarmedmantis #hierodulagolden #mantodea #mantis #prayingmantis #insects #insekten #insectos #insekten #arthropoda #invert #wildlife #nature #animals #science #entomology #biology #alien #exotic #pets #photography #mantismonarch
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Hierodula venosa (red armed mantis) L6 nymphs will get an enclosure upgrade this week. #hierodulavenosa #hierodula #redarmedmantis #hierodulagolden #mantodea #mantis #prayingmantis #gottesanbeterin #mantiden #mante #insects #insekten #insectos #insekten #arthropoda #invert #wildlife #nature #animals #science #entomology #biology #alien #exotic #pets #photography #mantismonarch #theygrowupsofast
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Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii (spiny flower mantis) adult female Nona is letting the entire mantis room know that she is ready to go 😉😉.
#pseudocreobotrawahlbergii #spinyflowermantis #prayingmantis #mantodea #mantis #nature #wildlife #animals #insects #bugs #science #entomology #exotic #pets #aliens #photography #mantismonarch #nona #pheromones #matue #adorable
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“Not so common, common green mantis” Sphodromantis gastrica (African mantis) adult female in green morph. #sphrodromantisgastrica #sphrodromantis #africanmantis #mantodea #mantis #prayingmantis #insects #bugs #critters #arthropoda #invertebrate #wildlife #nature #animals #science #entomology #biology #alien #exotic #pets #photography #mantismonarch
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“Crème de la crème” Idolomantis diabolica (devil’s flower mantis) L5 nymph. They are growing up so quick. I’m hoping I have both genders in this small batch.
#idolomantisdiabolica #idolo #devilsflowermantis #mantodea #mantis #prayingmantis #gottesanbeterin #mantiden #mante #insects #insekten #insectos #insekten #arthropoda #invert #wildlife #nature #animals #science #entomology #biology #alien #exotic #africa #pets #photography #mantismonarch
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“Margot Robbie” Stagmomantis carolina (Carolina mantis) adult female named after, yes you guessed it, the actress. I escorted her home since the cold front came in so suddenly. #stagmomantiscarolina #carolina #carolinamantis #prayingmantis #mantis #mantodea #insects #invert #animals #wildlife #nature #entomology #alien #smol #unusualpets #photography #MantisMonarch #fall #seasonal #margotrobbie
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caterpillar-gifs:

Imperial moth caterpillar, now 4th instar! One more molt to go before pupation!

October 20, 2019

Still alive, still unemployed, still raising giant chonking caterpillars. Got 40 of these spiny sausages.

Save me

Also, hire me dammit

October 21, 2019

“Can you spot her ooth?” Stagmomantis carolina (Carolina mantis) adult female lays ootheca in her new foliage. #stagmomantiscarolina #carolinamantis #carolina #prayingmantis #mantis #mantodea #insects #invert #animals #wildlife #nature #entomology #alien #smol #unusualpets #photography #MantisMonarch #plants #artificialflowers #ootheca

there it is 😀

“Singing the blues” Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii (spiny flower mantis) sub-adult female nymph, Decuma, looking very blue today.

“This flower looks like a mantis” Hymenopus coronatus (orchid mantis) L2 nymph melting my heart.

#hymenopuscoronatus #orchidmantis #orchid #walkingflowermantis #mantodea #mantis #prayingmantis #gottesanbeterin #mantiden #mante #insects #insekten #insectos #insekten #arthropoda #invert #wildlife #nature #animals #science #entomology #biology #alien #exotic #pets #photography #mantismonarch #beauty #cutenessoverload #camoflauge