Baddest Mantis in the Insect Kingdom [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 7 years ago Science

That said, I bet it would go down with one good squirt of Raid.
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Male 14
lol coooool
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Male 42
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

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Female 6
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

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Male 123
this is just further proof that nature hates us and doesn`t want us to sleep o_o
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Female 35
Idolomantis Diabolica a.k.a. Devil`s flower mantis
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Male 13
lol
good one shadowryder

woooohoohoohoo

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Male 2,125
"hes... both beautiful and ugly."

BUGLY?

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Female 961
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
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Male 1,381
yeah. if i was somehow accidentally shrunk, this thing would be terrifying.
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Female 2,695
what the.. i don`t even
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Male 7,378
It`s the Elton John of Mantis`s
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Male 2,586
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

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Male 518
All those pretty colours make him look like the drag queen of all insects
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Male 4,793
"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?

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Male 1,718
I can imagine a massive one of those taking over our planet.
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Female 256
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."

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Female 961
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
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Male 2,586
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)

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Male 9,306
JAZZ HANDS!
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Male 28
And tonyjet What if it is 4 feet tall? LoL
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Male 5,190
Biiiiaaaatchhhh!
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Female 854
Thanks, Cylence! Now I`ll never look at Brussel Sprouts the same way again... |-X
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Female 572
He looks like what unrolled Brussel Sprouts might look like :-)
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Male 289
Did you seriously just shop that out of one of your other posts?
Well, okay. It`s just a site for boredom.
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Male 3,296
unless its like 4 feet tall, not badass at all
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Male 15,510
My Favorite insect ever!
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Male 1,140
screw raid, hit `im with the boot!
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Male 8,302
I for one welcome our new Ninja Mantis overlords.
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Male 46
he will go down with raid..BUT it is illegal to kill them(well atleast where im from)..im from USA on the EASTCOAST...
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Female 1,413
hes... both beautiful and ugly.
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Male 478
He`ll drat your poo UP!!
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Female 9,403
That`s scary... :(
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Female 855
Praying Mantis are AWESOME! Don`t piss `em off, though.
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Female 55
He`s like a damn robot.
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Male 403
Creepy in a cute sort of way. And I wouldnt want my head bitten off by my girlfriend.
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Male 815
he freaks me out D:
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Female 917
:o

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

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Male 527
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!
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Female 837
*squeal* I think he`s cute!!
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Male 1,918
"Stay back I know kung foo."
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Male 3,915
i love the opposing statements of rogue lily and alpha 1971....lmao...but yeah...

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

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Male 10,440
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.

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Female 126
Wot a hideous insect...quick fetch me a newsreader to swat it!
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Male 364
That`s absolutely beautiful.
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Male 480
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!
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Female 372
HEEEY AH!
-squish-
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Male 1,064
lol, what a beast. i wonder how big he really is
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Male 1,375
*scuse me ladies but uh.... which ways is the bathroom? Is it.....THIS WAY (flexes) or...... THAT WAY (flexes)*
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Male 2,172
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Male 4,867
oh yeh everybody, thats a life size pic.
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Male 2,788
*squish*
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Male 17,512
Looks like it`s getting ready for the Daniel-son kick.
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Female 53
I usually hate insects but mantises are so cool. So pretty!
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Female 3,696
Nothin` a good curb-stompin can`t fix...
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Male 13,624
I wouldnt like to annoy it with raid!
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Male 2,159
You want somma this?!
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Male 427
Its the Sephiroth of the insect kingdom XD
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Male 19,896
Link: Baddest Mantis in the Insect Kingdom [Pic] [Rate Link] - That said, I bet it would go down with one good squirt of Raid.
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