The best in arts & entertainment, news, pop culture, and your mom since 2002.

[Total: 50    Average: 3.8/5]
58 Comments - View/Add
Hits: 26968
Rating: 3.8
Category: Science
Date: 07/20/09 01:21 PM

58 Responses to Baddest Mantis in the Insect Kingdom [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18835 posts
    July 20, 2009 at 11:54 am
    Link: Baddest Mantis in the Insect Kingdom - That said, I bet it would go down with one good squirt of Raid.
  2. Profile photo of DesertDustX
    DesertDustX Male 18-29
    427 posts
    July 20, 2009 at 12:05 pm
    Its the Sephiroth of the insect kingdom XD
  3. Profile photo of Mikeado
    Mikeado Male 18-29
    2159 posts
    July 20, 2009 at 12:09 pm
    You want somma this?!
  4. Profile photo of ferdyfred
    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13631 posts
    July 20, 2009 at 12:16 pm
    I wouldnt like to annoy it with raid!
  5. Profile photo of Swaywithme
    Swaywithme Female 18-29
    3696 posts
    July 20, 2009 at 12:18 pm
    Nothin` a good curb-stompin can`t fix...
  6. Profile photo of Loving
    Loving Female 18-29
    53 posts
    July 20, 2009 at 12:25 pm
    I usually hate insects but mantises are so cool. So pretty!
  7. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    July 20, 2009 at 12:31 pm
    Looks like it`s getting ready for the Daniel-son kick.
  8. Profile photo of deathxtra
    deathxtra Male 13-17
    2791 posts
    July 20, 2009 at 12:32 pm
    *squish*
  9. Profile photo of domisgood
    domisgood Male 18-29
    4868 posts
    July 20, 2009 at 12:38 pm
    oh yeh everybody, thats a life size pic.
  10. Profile photo of Groogle
    Groogle Male 30-39
    2172 posts
    July 20, 2009 at 12:39 pm
    I found his better half.

    http://img365.imageshack.us/i/orchidmantis.jpg/

  11. Profile photo of Itsalwysunny
    Itsalwysunny Male 18-29
    1377 posts
    July 20, 2009 at 12:46 pm
    *scuse me ladies but uh.... which ways is the bathroom? Is it.....THIS WAY (flexes) or...... THAT WAY (flexes)*
  12. Profile photo of PacoP42
    PacoP42 Male 13-17
    1064 posts
    July 20, 2009 at 1:03 pm
    lol, what a beast. i wonder how big he really is
  13. Profile photo of CitrusCider
    CitrusCider Female 13-17
    372 posts
    July 20, 2009 at 1:06 pm
    HEEEY AH!
    -squish-
  14. Profile photo of dope_boy_420
    dope_boy_420 Male 13-17
    480 posts
    July 20, 2009 at 1:11 pm
    Dude! He`s so hxc he even has a cape looking thingy! Wow! I wonder where they live... I want one. XD and call him, King Kantis!
  15. Profile photo of Alpha1971
    Alpha1971 Male 30-39
    364 posts
    July 20, 2009 at 1:22 pm
    That`s absolutely beautiful.
  16. Profile photo of rogue_lily
    rogue_lily Female 13-17
    126 posts
    July 20, 2009 at 1:51 pm
    Wot a hideous insect...quick fetch me a newsreader to swat it!
  17. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    July 20, 2009 at 1:54 pm
    urgh.

    Thats probably a close up view.

    Hey I just thought of something. I`ve never seen any peta drones covered in bugs. That would be funny.

  18. Profile photo of idiotfilter
    idiotfilter Male 18-29
    3916 posts
    July 20, 2009 at 1:59 pm
    i love the opposing statements of rogue lily and alpha 1971....lmao...but yeah...

    ....i`d tap that...with a shoe...

  19. Profile photo of Dfaulted
    Dfaulted Male 13-17
    1920 posts
    July 20, 2009 at 2:30 pm
    "Stay back I know kung foo."
  20. Profile photo of AndelleRae
    AndelleRae Female 18-29
    837 posts
    July 20, 2009 at 2:59 pm
    *squeal* I think he`s cute!!
  21. Profile photo of Shadowspirt
    Shadowspirt Male 13-17
    528 posts
    July 20, 2009 at 3:04 pm
    I would hate to be a Mantis. Once you get done getting it on with your lady mantis friend she chops your dratin head off. That bitch!
  22. Profile photo of PinkAndGreen
    PinkAndGreen Female 13-17
    917 posts
    July 20, 2009 at 3:08 pm
    :o

    He`s actually kind of pretty in a creepy, terrifying sort of way.

  23. Profile photo of TheGax
    TheGax Male 18-29
    815 posts
    July 20, 2009 at 3:30 pm
    he freaks me out D:
  24. Profile photo of DeathDefy877
    DeathDefy877 Male 13-17
    403 posts
    July 20, 2009 at 3:31 pm
    Creepy in a cute sort of way. And I wouldnt want my head bitten off by my girlfriend.
  25. Profile photo of lem0n
    lem0n Female 18-29
    55 posts
    July 20, 2009 at 3:51 pm
    He`s like a damn robot.
  26. Profile photo of fnkychkn
    fnkychkn Female 40-49
    855 posts
    July 20, 2009 at 3:54 pm
    Praying Mantis are AWESOME! Don`t piss `em off, though.
  27. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
    9237 posts
    July 20, 2009 at 3:56 pm
    That`s scary... :(
  28. Profile photo of seabass101dg
    seabass101dg Male 18-29
    478 posts
    July 20, 2009 at 4:32 pm
    He`ll drat your poo UP!!
  29. Profile photo of iluvpink13
    iluvpink13 Female 18-29
    1414 posts
    July 20, 2009 at 6:04 pm
    hes... both beautiful and ugly.
  30. Profile photo of BigJ8909
    BigJ8909 Male 18-29
    46 posts
    July 20, 2009 at 6:38 pm
    he will go down with raid..BUT it is illegal to kill them(well atleast where im from)..im from USA on the EASTCOAST...
  31. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    July 20, 2009 at 6:53 pm
    I for one welcome our new Ninja Mantis overlords.
  32. Profile photo of eggsnham
    eggsnham Male 13-17
    1140 posts
    July 20, 2009 at 7:09 pm
    screw raid, hit `im with the boot!
  33. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    July 20, 2009 at 8:14 pm
    My Favorite insect ever!
  34. Profile photo of Tonyjet
    Tonyjet Male 18-29
    3298 posts
    July 20, 2009 at 8:24 pm
    unless its like 4 feet tall, not badass at all
  35. Profile photo of billy66bare
    billy66bare Male 18-29
    289 posts
    July 20, 2009 at 8:48 pm
    Did you seriously just shop that out of one of your other posts?
    Well, okay. It`s just a site for boredom.
  36. Profile photo of Cylence
    Cylence Female 40-49
    573 posts
    July 20, 2009 at 9:40 pm
    He looks like what unrolled Brussel Sprouts might look like :-)
  37. Profile photo of CHICOMIMI
    CHICOMIMI Female 18-29
    854 posts
    July 20, 2009 at 10:23 pm
    Thanks, Cylence! Now I`ll never look at Brussel Sprouts the same way again... |-X
  38. Profile photo of Aus8ball
    Aus8ball Male 18-29
    28 posts
    July 20, 2009 at 11:08 pm
    And tonyjet What if it is 4 feet tall? LoL
  39. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9308 posts
    July 21, 2009 at 12:27 am
    JAZZ HANDS!
  40. Profile photo of beternal
    beternal Male 18-29
    2589 posts
    July 21, 2009 at 1:17 am
    Idolomantis diabolica (Devils Flower Mantis)

    That one is a male (feathery antennae)

    It`s actually reasonably common in the pet-trade, just need to know where to look. Grows to about 4 inches but quite tricky to keep due to the temp/ humidity requirements.

    bugnation, insectstore, mantidkinddom, mantidforum... most of those would sell them (or have at some stage)

  41. Profile photo of YLE
    YLE Female 18-29
    961 posts
    July 21, 2009 at 2:06 am
    mr. beternal`s second favourite sight is wikipedia. with that said, i shall now comment on how freaky this thing looks and wonder how the camera man got it to pose for the pic
  42. Profile photo of StarCallista
    StarCallista Female 18-29
    256 posts
    July 21, 2009 at 2:13 am
    I can imagine a few ways, YLE...

    "Oi, ugly mantis dude! Yo mamma is so fat..."

    Look at it. Look at the thing.

    It just gives off every impression that the single thought running through its tiny, grain-sized mind is, "Bring it the f**k on, bitch."

  43. Profile photo of Frogtango
    Frogtango Male 13-17
    1720 posts
    July 21, 2009 at 4:37 am
    I can imagine a massive one of those taking over our planet.
  44. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    July 21, 2009 at 4:39 am
    "I can imagine a massive one of those taking over our planet."

    meh, an explosive planted on/in one of its leg joints would own a giant one of those. in fact that`d kinda be fun. where can i buy a giant mantis?

  45. Profile photo of 5577
    5577 Male 13-17
    518 posts
    July 21, 2009 at 4:58 am
    All those pretty colours make him look like the drag queen of all insects
  46. Profile photo of beternal
    beternal Male 18-29
    2589 posts
    July 21, 2009 at 7:10 am
    FYI YLE, I have kept most species of mantis... so I know this species anyway (having a Masters in Entomology helps too)

    Still a cool species though

  47. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
    7378 posts
    July 21, 2009 at 8:07 am
    It`s the Elton John of Mantis`s
  48. Profile photo of shizzamX
    shizzamX Female 18-29
    2695 posts
    July 21, 2009 at 2:05 pm
    what the.. i don`t even
  49. Profile photo of shunpo_31
    shunpo_31 Male 18-29
    1381 posts
    July 21, 2009 at 6:04 pm
    yeah. if i was somehow accidentally shrunk, this thing would be terrifying.
  50. Profile photo of YLE
    YLE Female 18-29
    961 posts
    July 21, 2009 at 9:02 pm
    that would`ve been my second bet, beternal. just the image of someone pouring over random wiki sights is so much more amusing than the image of a college course
  51. Profile photo of ShadowRyder
    ShadowRyder Male 18-29
    2127 posts
    July 21, 2009 at 10:24 pm
    "hes... both beautiful and ugly."

    BUGLY?

  52. Profile photo of skulluks
    skulluks Male 13-17
    13 posts
    July 22, 2009 at 7:49 pm
    lol
    good one shadowryder

    woooohoohoohoo

  53. Profile photo of 8bit_tribe
    8bit_tribe Female 18-29
    35 posts
    July 23, 2009 at 4:22 am
    Idolomantis Diabolica a.k.a. Devil`s flower mantis
  54. Profile photo of aboredfool
    aboredfool Male 18-29
    123 posts
    July 23, 2009 at 7:20 am
    this is just further proof that nature hates us and doesn`t want us to sleep o_o
  55. Profile photo of Kelly616
    Kelly616 Female 30-39
    6 posts
    July 26, 2009 at 9:29 pm
    That`s nothing.
    This Mantid is much meaner!
    Satan`s Little Helper

    You all have to check out the other macro photos from this same photographer.
    His name is `Igor Siwanowicz`
    Gallery

  56. Profile photo of BrentB
    BrentB Male 13-17
    42 posts
    August 21, 2009 at 6:27 pm
    Aw, how adorable. Just imagine it biting its lover`s head off when they are mating. <3.

    Heh... although it may be frowned upon to do so, I wouldn`t mind someone stepping on that; how fast can they move? o_O

  57. Profile photo of peter2ko
    peter2ko Male 18-29
    14 posts
    August 24, 2009 at 5:51 pm
    lol coooool

Leave a Reply