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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
You all have to check out the other macro photos from this same photographer. His name is `Igor Siwanowicz`Gallery
Still a cool species though
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?
"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."
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)
He`s actually kind of pretty in a creepy, terrifying sort of way.
....i`d tap that...with a shoe...
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.