Praying mantis

Praying mantis

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Credit: DR. JOHN BRACKENBURY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Praying mantis. Insect-eye view of a praying mantis (Mantis religiosa) on rusting barbed wire. This mantis lies in wait for prey, mainly insects, to come within striking distance. It then grabs its victim with its serrated vice-like front legs before eating it.

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Keywords: animal, barbed wire, insect, insect-eye view, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, mantis, mantis on, mantis religiosa, nature, on barbed wire, praying mantis, rust, wildlife, zoology

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